Definitions

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  • n. A former coin worth eight pence.

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  • n. a coin worth eight pennies

Etymologies

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eight +‎ pence

Examples

  • It is true that had I packed all my belongings in one huge box the same company would have conveyed them to the steamer for one and eightpence, which is the regular charge per package.

    America To-day, Observations and Reflections

  • When such rooms can be rented for from three to six shillings per week, it is a fair conclusion that a lodger with references should obtain floor space for, say, from eightpence to a shilling.

    MY LODGING AND SOME OTHERS

  • Eight shillings for a bed and eightpence for a glass of sherry pointed to one of the most expensive hotels.

    Sole Music

  • Dounce eat half – a – dozen more of those at eightpence.

    Sketches by Boz

  • Or why should people be allowed to ride quickly for eightpence a mile, after Parliament had come to the solemn decision that they should pay a shilling a mile for riding slowly?

    Sketches by Boz

  • In the event of your contemplating an offer of eightpence, on no account make the tender, or show the money, until you are safely on the pavement.

    Sketches by Boz

  • So, he bestowed a searching look upon the fare, as he put his hand in his waistcoat pocket, when he had gone half the mile, to get the money ready; and if he brought forth eightpence, out he went.

    Sketches by Boz

  • There was two or three chairs, that might have been worth, in their best days, from eightpence to a shilling a – piece; a small deal table, an old corner cupboard with nothing in it, and one of those bedsteads which turn up half way, and leave the bottom legs sticking out for you to knock your head against, or hang your hat upon; no bed, no bedding.

    Sketches by Boz

  • Mr Arthur Clennam, enclosing the sum of twenty – four pounds nine shillings and eightpence, being the amount of principal and interest computed at the rate of five per cent. per annum, in which their client believed himself to be indebted to Mr Clennam.

    Little Dorrit

  • Guster replied that “he insistes on one and eightpence or on summonsizzing the party.”

    Bleak House

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