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  • n. Plural form of halfpenny.


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  • They expected pennies and halfpennies and threepences and a few shiny sixpences but all the coins were silver.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • From the size of the pile of pennies, halfpennies, and shillings in front of her, my aunt was winning.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • The penny was further sub-divided into two halfpennies or four farthings

    Archive 2008-02-10

  • Eleven of the coins are pennies and five are cut halfpennies.

    Medieval Coins

  • It seemed to her to grow bigger and bigger as the darkness deepened, and its green eyes glared as large as halfpennies in her affrighted vision as the thunder came booming along the heights from the Willarden-road.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • “So we are,” said Peter, confidentially, “but we always have three pennyworth of halfpennies for tea whenever Mother sells a story or a poem or anything.”

    The Railway Children

  • For an instant a profound silence reigned; the halfpennies clinked faintly, jingling against each other.

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • Her own accounts were scrupulously kept: just as in the old days, she wrote down every shilling she spent, and knitted her brows over the halfpennies; with the result that she soon began to accumulate

    The Way Home

  • The Black Bull was the village's single pub, four doors up from the vicarage, and next door to Barlow's shop where Prissy and I had spent our halfpennies on liquorice bootlaces and gob stoppers The pub's loaded cart, I knew, would not want to turn aside down the steep lane that led from the high road to Rose

    Rose cottage

  • A beggar or two shook tin cups, halfpennies jingling inside.

    Almost a Whisper


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