Definitions

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  • adj. Having a value or cost of eighteenpence.

Etymologies

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eighteen +‎ penny

Examples

  • On his head he wore one of the common eighteenpenny French skull – caps, with a gaudy tassel dangling therefrom, very happily in keeping with a common fustian coat.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • With a shilling or an eighteenpenny message or small parcel in hand, his courage always high, rose higher.

    The Chimes

  • Clubs and the Park, and be discovered, very happy and affable, at an eighteenpenny ordinary in Billingsgate: another gentleman, of great learning and wit, when outrunning the constable (were I to say he was a literary man, some critics would vow that I intended to insult the literary profession), once sent me his address at a little public-house called the “Fox under the Hill,” down a most darksome and cavernous archway in the Strand.

    The History of Pendennis

  • I felt that I was not qualified to be a soldier, at least a private one; far better be a drudge to the most ferocious of publishers, editing Newgate lives, and writing in eighteenpenny reviews — better to translate the Haik Esop, under the superintendence of ten

    Lavengro

  • As early as January 1741, and while the grand Parliamentary attack of the 13th of February was but brewing, he published an eighteenpenny pamphlet, in verse, satirising Sir

    Henry Fielding: a Memoir

  • Hie thee home, my gallant steed (an eighteenpenny fare in a hansom), and let me resume the costume of private life, trifle with a cutlet, drain the goblet and smoke the mild havannah.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, July 18, 1891

  • The serious auditors, many of whom I observed to be like myself provided with Professor Murray's eighteenpenny translation, were probably not aware that Miss Thorndyke, in order to succeed as well as she did, was really engaged in a struggle against the translator's verse.

    Euripides and Professor Murray

  • It was an ordinary eighteenpenny comb, taken from a card in a chemist's shop, of a substance of a definite specific gravity, and no more capable of rebellion against the Laws by which it existed than are the worlds that keep their orbits through the void.

    Widdershins

  • It was a preference that, as things stood, he would never be able to gratify; there was something about it ruinous and unhappy, like a craze for first editions in an impecunious scholar, for ever limited to the twopenny bundle and the eighteenpenny lot.

    The Divine Fire

  • And there would be theatre-parties when Jimmy had tickets given him, and eighteenpenny dinners at the "Petit Riche," going and returning by the

    The Belfry

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