from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A contracted form of fivepence.


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  • I hope in my heart everything is as fine as fippence, or my lady 'll turn up her nose.'

    Gladys, the Reaper

  • "You can take fippence, or go to the devil!" said Captain Coffin.

    Poison Island

  • "I don't give a ha'penny over fippence," answered Captain Coffin, patently taken aback by the interruption.

    Poison Island

  • All I ask is, as these young gents and ladies'll bring some parsley seed into the dream, and a penn'orth of radish seed, and threepenn'orth of onion, and I wouldn't mind goin 'to fourpence or fippence for mixed kale, only I ain't got a brown, so I don't deceive you.

    The Phoenix and the Carpet

  • A lady buys two oranges, and forks {179} out a sixpence; well in coorse, I hands over fippence farden astead of fippence.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)

  • Undoubtedly but that is show, Shaun replied, the mutter-melk of his blood donor beginning to work, and while innocent of disseminating the foul emanation, it would be a fall day I could not, sole, so you can keep your space and by the power of blurry wards I am loyable to do it (I am convicted of it!) any time ever I liked (bet ye fippence off me boot allowance!) with the allergrossest transfusiasm as, you see, while I can soroquise the

    Finnegans Wake

  • "With innumerable sorts of English books and infinite fardles of printed pamphlets this country is pestered, all shops stuffed, and every study furnished," says a contemporary. {288a} If a doubter will look at the cheap and common books of that day (a play in quarto, and the Sonnets of Shakespeare, when new, were sold for fippence) in any great collection; he will not marvel that to a lover of books, poor as he might be, many were accessible.

    Shakespeare, Bacon, and the Great Unknown

  • Bet you fippence, anythesious, there’s no pug-gatory, are yous game?

    Finnegans Wake

  • Brummagem) -- a 'Brum' sovereign may be bought for about four-and-six; a bad crown piece for a good bob; a half-crown for about fippence; a bob for two pence half-penny, and so on.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851

  • "That's the landlord's affair," answered Captain Coffin, "and I'm not paying you fippence an 'hour to talk.

    Poison Island


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