Thruppenny Bit

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Thruppenny Bit

A British coin worth three pence. It has not been minted since the decimalization of the British pound in 1971. As a result, a thruppenny bit was worth 1/80 of one pound. It was also called threepence or a thrip.
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Usually these are pennies, half-pennies, threepence, sixpence, shillings or florins.
During the Great Depression boxing was a great escape, with shows at New St James' Hall five nights a week and seats costing hard-up punters threepence, sixpence and a shilling.
He once treated Mary to a tankard of ale at threepence, not sure she ever knew he charged it to the authorities.
In 1910, private boxes cost up to 15 shillings when a seat in the upper tiers could cost as little as threepence.
This would, at the very least, have allowed the master to flog copies of his almanac (at threepence a throw) as a set text
Threepence stakes mean that you have to unearth some serious value to make the game pay.
The entire squad had its hair cut at a small kiosk inside Fulham Broadway tube station - because the barber was a Chelsea fan and gave us threepence off the standard price of one shilling.
A soft cushion was on offer for an extra threepence.
In our story: "We've found our hero" the picture of the unearthed dog tag shows a threepence not a sixpence as was stated.
Referring to Tree of Codes as an "exhumation," Foer shows his indebtedness to Tom Philips's A Humument (1970-75), a continuing project since the 1970s when Philips--inspired by William Burroughs--said that "the first book I can buy for threepence, I will alter": Philips found the Victorian 1892 novel A Human Document by W.
This building was built in 1931 with money from the miners which were across the road, 3,000 roughly, and a gentleman took threepence off every miner every week.
In this instance the workers had 'refused to accept it', and they had only taken threepence off instead.