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  • n. Eye dialect spelling of farthing.


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  • In mai orifice, ai luks out of windoe and uses wot ai sees, butt snerk chainge letturs around – like garden fence becums farden gence.

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  • I told the young gentleman so, and he gave it me, and I laid it out honest to the last brass farden.

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  • ‘Never owed a farden,’ said the cobbler; ‘try again.’

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • The other swore that they were “naught but brass, and not worth a copper farden”; until the tars, being too tipsy for much fighting, referred the question to Sir Duncan.

    Mary Anerley

  • 'I've got a matter of a hunnerd an' four pound clear arter payin 'ivery farden owin', an 'the stock an' nets an 'gear and tew boots {184} an' all wha'ss mortgaged ta yew.

    Edward FitzGerald and "Posh" "Herring Merchants"

  • "There ain't no money -- not a farden -- only a bit o 'paper," Polly said, with disappointment.

    A Sheaf of Corn

  • Sir Pitt did not care, as he said, a brass farden for any one of them.

    IX. Family Portraits

  • I dunnow whether I did right, sir, but I told un you would never take a farden less.

    The Reminiscences Of Sir Henry Hawkins

  • Now, here's a bag, 'sez he, 'a bag full of imporrtant papers for my solicitor -- imporrtant to me, ye ondershtand, not worth the shine av a brass farden to a sowl else -- an' I want 'em tuk on to him.

    Martin Hewitt, Investigator

  • And Old Joe, who doesn't care a brass farden, or a bone button for that matter, whether he is eighty-two or one hundred and eighty-two, has his point of pride in the certain conviction that if only he had the use of his legs he would be as strong now as ever he was.

    The Bed-Book of Happiness


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