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- noun obsolete, UK A
coinworth ten old pennies.
- noun obsolete, UK The
valueof ten old pennies.
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- noun a decimal coin worth ten pennies
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Women, and plenty to spare, are found to toil under the sweat-shop masters for tenpence a day of fourteen hours.
He had to pawn his watch to get money & was found by a Policeman wandering about in the streets of Exeter at midnight with tenpence in his pocket.
So they took some coffee, and after paying the bill, — twelve and twopence the dinner, and the odd tenpence for the waiter — thirteen shillings in all — started out on their expedition to manufacture a night.
For, in splendour of appearance, he was at least equal to the Deputy Usher of the Black Rod; and the idea of his carrying, as Jeremy Diddler would say, ‘such a thing as tenpence’ away with him, seemed monstrous.
FOR THREE-AND-TWENTY WEEKS RUNNING, making two shillings and tenpence-halfpenny.
The cabbage, for example, cost tenpence in the normal course of things, and a cauliflower a shilling.
I was left with just forty-seven francs — that is, seven and tenpence.
Sometimes half a dozen PLONGEURS would make up a party and go to an abominable brothel in the Rue de Sieyes, where the charge was only five francs twenty-five centimes — tenpence half-penny.
Those were the days before the violent competition of the half-educated had brought things down to an impossible tenpence the thousand words, and the prevailing price was as high as one-and-six.
The smith went up to it, coaxed and patted it, making use of various sounds of equine endearment; then turning to me, and holding out once more the grimy hand, he said, ‘And now ye will be giving me the Sassannach tenpence, agrah?’