Twopence

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Twopence

A coin in the United Kingdom equal in value to 1/50 of one British pound.
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Twopence halfpenny an hour,' said Boffin, taking a piece of chalk from his pocket and getting off the stool to work the sum on the top of it in his own way; 'two long'uns and a short'un--twopence halfpenny; two short'uns is a long'un and two two long'uns is four long'uns-- making five long'uns; six nights a week at five long'uns a night,' scoring them all down separately, 'and you mount up to thirty long'uns.
Sir Clifford thinks of charging twopence for a peep at the whispering gallery in the spinal column; threepence to hear the echo in the hollow of his cerebellum; and sixpence for the unrivalled view from his forehead.
I dutifully bagged up all the pennies, twopences and fivepences and hauled them down to the post office.
Each recipient will receive a white purse containing 79p in Maundy coins in pennies, twopences, threepences and fourpences, to represent every year of the Queen's age.
Now Royal Mint chiefs have asked post offices to appeal to customers to bring in twopences.