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  • n. Plural form of halfpennyworth.


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  • Although written by a Treasury official -- a being who in popular conception is compounded of red-tape and sealing-wax and spends his life in spoiling the Ship of State by saving halfpennyworths of tar -- it is not a dry-as-dust treatise on the art of scientific parsimony, but a lively plea for wise expenditure.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, June 13, 1917

  • The forty-eight halfpennyworths proved to be sufficient for all, however, though the orthodoxy of one or two seemed doubtful.

    Six to Sixteen: A Story for Girls


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