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.
References in classic literature ?
Tinker, surlily; "because he looks to his farthings. You'll know him better afore long."
"Prythee tell it speedily, for I am a tinker by trade, as thou seest, and as I am in my trade I am greedy for news, even as a priest is greedy for farthings."
"The joke is just worth the odd farthing it was made for."
"I mean," said Colbert, "that besides those forty millions, five hundred and sixty thousand, two hundred livres, nine cents, eight farthings, there are thirteen millions that are not known."
Mr Laughton is the founder of the UK Penny Farthing Club, while Mr Fox-Pitt MBE is an adventurer and motivational speaker based in Aberfeldy.
A TEACHER is on track to break a world record set more than 130 years ago for the fastest ride from Land's End to John O'Groats - on a penny farthing.
Buses, motorcycles and even a Penny Farthing was wheeled out for the festival.
Geri is survived by her husband Jerry; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and David Farthing of Marion; a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Angela Turner of Springfield; four grandchildren, Ashley Farthing and Aaron and his wife Kalli Farthing, all of Marion, and Brandon Turner and Brittany Turner of Springfield, Illinois.
The Penny Farthing pub in Denton closed in February after the old landlord moved out.
John Farthing pulled a jacket up over his head in an attempt to hide his identity but his 10-minute-long rampage was captured on CCTV.
Owners Daniel and Tia Farthing were denied their longed-for honeymoon on a tropical island because Indonesian authorities decreed Dan's passport was not valid.