Definitions

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  • n. The monetary amount of eighteen pence.

Etymologies

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eighteen +‎ pence

Examples

  • Then I took it on myself to cross-examine a tramping family in black (mother alleged, I have no doubt by herself in person, to have died last week), and to accompany eighteenpence which produced a great effect, with moral admonitions which produced none at all.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • The worthy lady pocketed the eighteenpence with a most business – like air, and Squeers passed on to the next boy, as coolly as possible.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • ‘Oh!’ said Squeers: ‘Cobbey’s grandmother is dead, and his uncle John has took to drinking, which is all the news his sister sends, except eighteenpence, which will just pay for that broken square of glass.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • Poor fellow! there were great excuses to be made for him: he had not received above eighteenpence more than his fare, and consequently laboured under a great deal of very natural indignation.

    Sketches by Boz

  • “Carriage Paid,” he said; and gave me eighteenpence.

    The Cricket on the Hearth

  • I said, what would be the expense of this young female? and Mrs. Crupp said she supposed eighteenpence would neither make me nor break me.

    David Copperfield

  • ‘The lamplighter has eighteenpence a week to pull the night – bell for ten minutes every time he comes round; and my boy always rushes into the church just before the psalms, when the people have got nothing to do but look about ’em, and calls me out, with horror and dismay depicted on his countenance.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • ‘Borrows eighteenpence on Monday, and comes on Tuesday for a shillin’ to make it up half – a – crown; calls again on

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • “Well, eighteenpence was what WE paid, and not a rap more, upon my honour.”

    Mens Wives

  • I only happen to have thirty-four and sixpence in my pocket, of which I want a shilling for the waiter, and eighteenpence for my cab.

    Roundabout Papers

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