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  • With another medal and fifty pfenning he could buy a cheap cup of soy-coffee.


  • The day of his funeral, Van Haubitz, footsore and emaciated, and reduced to his last pfenning, walked wearily into the city of

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847

  • "I do not care a _pfenning_ for any Miss Schultz."

    The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight

  • I come here as a favor -- her ladyshib do not offer me one _pfenning_, -- ach! ze music is not for such beoble!


  • He paid the landlady her demand, two pfenning, or about an English halfpenny, and he of the pitchfork demanded trinkgeld, and getting a trifle more than usual, and seeing Gerard eye a foaming milk-pail he had just brought from the cow, hoisted it up bodily to his lips.

    The Cloister and the Hearth

  • We send a man over who can speak their language, to fetch as many as he can early in the year, and they arrive with their bundles, men and women and babies, and as soon as they have got here and had their fares paid, they disappear in the night if they get the chance, sometimes fifty of them at a time, to go and work singly or in couples for the peasants, who pay them a pfenning or two more a day than we do, and let them eat with the family.

    Elizabeth and Her German Garden

  • Says William Shirer, famous chronicler of the Third Reich: "Tens of millions of marks were paid in by the German wage earners, not a pfenning of which was ever refunded.


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