Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Money for liquor on the market-day.

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Examples

  • Mme. Oreille was a very economical woman; she knew the value of a centime, and possessed a whole storehouse of strict principles with regard to the multiplication of money, so that her cook found the greatest difficulty in making what the servants call their market-penny, and her husband was hardly allowed any pocket money at all.

    Original Short Stories — Volume 11

  • Mme. Oreille was a very economical woman; she knew the value of a centime, and possessed a whole storehouse of strict principles with regard to the multiplication of money, so that her cook found the greatest difficulty in making what the servants call their market-penny, and her husband was hardly allowed any pocket money at all.

    Complete Original Short Stories of Guy De Maupassant

  • _market-penny_, while her husband was hardly allowed any pocket-money at all.

    The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8) Boule de Suif and Other Stories

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