Farthing


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Farthing

A former coin in the United Kingdom equal in value to one quarter of one penny. Farthings were used in the United Kingdom prior to the decimalization of the British pound. They ceased to be legal tender in 1960.
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It is not known whether the fervor of his zeal conquered the reluctance of the Bourbon, who abandoned his fine kingdom of France without carrying away with him a farthing, and who ought to have been touched by the devotion of the chevalier.
muttered Phoebus, "targes, big-blanks, little blanks, mailles,* every two worth one of Tournay, farthings of Paris, real eagle liards
He thrust his hand into his pouch, but not a scrap nor a farthing was there.
I should be five years getting to it, and should have to spend two hundred a year in going circuit before I had earned a farthing.
It was to save them from absolute destruction I parted with your dear present, notwithstanding all the value I had for it: I sold the horse for them, and they have every farthing of the money.
A farthing a day is seven shillings a year," answered the M.
He was struggling for every farthing of his share (and he could not help it, for he had only to relax his efforts, and he would not have had the money to pay his laborers' wages), while they were only struggling to be able to do their work easily and agreeably, that is to say, as they were used to doing it.
That the twenty thousand pounds (from which the income was supposed to be derived) had every farthing of it been sold out of the Funds, at different periods, ending with the end of the year eighteen hundred and forty-seven.
That is to say, not one farthing of the twenty thousand pounds was to go to Miss Halcombe, or to any other relative or friend of Lady Glyde's.
There was once upon a time a man who understood all sorts of arts; he served in the war, and bore himself bravely and well; but when the war was over, he got his discharge, and set out on his travels with three farthings of his pay in his pocket.
Ginger and Pickles sold red spotty pocket- handkerchiefs at a penny three farthings.
At forty millions, five hundred and sixty thousand, two hundred livres, nine cents, eight farthings," replied Colbert.