from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Informal Twenty-five cents.
- n.pl. Slang A petty sum.
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- n. Twenty-five cents, or a quarter.
There are the thousand varieties of "New Thought" Bootstrap-lifters; the mystic and transcendentalist, Swedenborgian and Jacob Boehme Bootstrap-lifters; the Elbert Hubbard high-art Bootstrap-lifters with half a million magazinelets at two bits apiece; the "uplift" and "optimist," the Ralph Waldo Trine and Orison Swett Marden Bootstrap-lifters with a hundred thousand volumes at one dollar per volume.
“Don’t you worry two bits about that,” his mother said and handed Sue Williams a plate to dry.
When we went again I bought with these two bits four more of these glasses, which I sold for four bits on our return to Montserrat; and in our next voyage to St. Eustatia I bought two glasses with one bit, and with the other three I bought a jug of Geneva, nearly about three pints in measure.
She kissed him on the breast, and made two bits of forget-me-not lodge one over each nipple, kissing him again.
Then she pulled out from her bosom two bits of Comorin lign-aloes and, kindling fire in a chafing dish, chose somewhat of them and threw it in, then she whistled a loud whistle and spake words none understood.
Quite as if he, too, were thinking of trifles, Felix Kennaston took up the two bits of metal.
Pairing occurs when two bits of information are wedded and stored in long-term memory together.
For another little while I go alongpar, par, parwithout trouble, though maybe one or two bits of the frosting blow off in the winda missed birdie opportunity, a less than stellar driveand it begins to seem that the top of the dam is growing even narrower.