Definition of Halfpence

1. Noun. (plural of halfpenny) ¹



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Definition of Halfpence

1. halfpenny [n] - See also: halfpenny

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Halfpence

halfhearted
halfheartedly
halfheartedness
halflife
halflin
halfling
halflings
halflins
halflives
halfmonth
halfmonths
halfness
halfnesses
halfpace
halfpaces
halfpence (current term)
halfpennies
halfpenny
halfpennyworth
halfpennyworths
halfpike
halfpikes
halfpipe
halfpipes
halfplanar
halfplane
halfplanes
halfs
halfsies
halfsister

Literary usage of Halfpence

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1. Miscellanies by William Makepeace Thackeray (1877)
"Wherever I saw six halfpence I took one. If it was asked for, ... Why, I am proud to say that three-halfpence out of the threepence a week of almost all the ..."

2. Original Letters, Illustrative of English History: Including Numerous Royal by Henry Ellis (1827)
"Apprehension of losing all the Gold and Silver in Ireland in exchange for halfpence and Farthings. Debates upon it in the Commons of that Kingdom. ..."

3. The Poetical Works of Jonathan Swift by Jonathan Swift (1834)
"A NEW SONG ON WOOD'S halfpence. YE people of Ireland, both country and city, Come listen with patience, ... The halfpence are coming, the nation's undoing, ..."

4. Chymical, Natural, and Physical Magic: Intended for the Instruction and by George William Septimus Piesse (1865)
"To pass Six halfpence through a Table. When this trick is well done it is one of the ... Rivet six halfpence together by passing a copper wire through them. ..."

5. A Student's History of England from the Earliest Times to the Death of Queen by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1902)
"Wood's halfpence. 1724. -The first instance of Walpole's method of averting popular discontent by avoiding a collision with strong feeling arose when a ..."

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