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  • n. Plural form of ha’porth.

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Examples

  • The effect altogether is very light and pretty, particularly as the skewers to be used are all new, and the board upon which the _ha'porths_ are cut has been recently planed with much nicety.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, November 13, 1841

  • The shabby-genteel man is an object of some mystery, but as he leads a life of seclusion, and never was known to buy anything beyond an occasional pen, except half-pints of coffee, penny loaves, and ha'porths of ink, his fellow-lodgers very naturally suppose him to be an author; and rumours are current in the Dials, that he writes poems for Mr. Warren.

    Sketches by Boz, illustrative of everyday life and every-day people

  • a sweetshop where he had once bought ha'porths of liquorice and cinnamon-rock.

    Old Fires and Profitable Ghosts

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