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  • n. Plural form of farthing.


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  • Tax the business man and he will set to work to send up prices, collecting his additional toll in farthings, pence and shillings from his customers, or to save it by cutting down the wages of his employees.

    Marriage as a Trade

  • They won't cram yearnings for the Beautiful, and True, and Good down the throat of the woman making violets for three farthings a gross, but they will make somebody get off her back and quit cramming himself till, like the Romans, he must go to a bath and sweat it out.


  • This violet-maker handles each flower four times, 576 handlings for three farthings, and in the day she handles the flowers 6912 times for a wage of ninepence.


  • Of what use, in the name of God, is it to establish nurseries for women workers, in which, for instance, a child is taken while the mother makes violets in Islington at three farthings a gross, when more children and violet-makers than they can cope with are being born right along?


  • Not technically a Seattle event, but this bike swap and show will include hundreds of classic balloon-tire cruisers, banana-seat Schwinn Stingrays, plenty of more “modern” diamond-frame antique bicycles, and probably some penny-farthings as well.

    Wheeling Though The Weekend « PubliCola

  • I am now writing in a little cold parlour, and so far is my enthusiasm dampt that I would not give three farthings to be on the Summit of Penybale, ** [1] NB.

    Letter 272

  • I'll play you for pennies — or farthings, if you say so.


  • And for that fair price -- a few farthings above free -- you get to reach across the world like this:

    A Near-Zero-Cost Approach to Do-Gooding: My 375th Kiva Loan

  • Save your farthings and the planet by picking up the old-fashioned cell phone to connect with the faraway ones you love.

    Jennifer Grayson: Eco Etiquette: Can I Email My Holiday Cards?

  • "You owe me three farthings, say the bells of St. Starling's ..." (- a better rhyme than St. Martins, anyway ...)

    Crows Birds stealing coins from car wash? - Boing Boing


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