Definition of Farthings

1. Noun. (plural of farthing) ¹

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Definition of Farthings

1. farthing [n] - See also: farthing

Lexicographical Neighbors of Farthings


Literary usage of Farthings

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Elementary Treatise on Arithmetic by Silvestre François Lacroix (1825)
"It may be proper to add in this place, that shillings, pence, and farthings may readily be converted into the fraction of a pound, and the fraction of a ..."

2. An Introduction to the Elements of Algebra: Designed for the Use of Those by Leonhard Euler, John Farrar (1821)
"On the other hand, the decimal of a pound is converted into the lower denominations, or its value is found in shillings, pence and farthings, by doubling ..."

3. A Descriptive Catalogue of the London Traders, Tavern, and Coffee-house Jacob Henry Burn, Henry Benjamin Hanbury Beaufoy by Jacob Henry Burn, Henry Benjamin Hanbury Beaufoy (1853)
"The marginal note in Howes, " Ann. reg. 8, 1280: first halfe-pence and farthings round," is erroneous; there are extant half-pence several centuries before ..."

4. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"Anne's reign is chiefly noticeable to the connoisseur in coins for the famous farthings, about which there has been so much misunderstanding. ..."

5. The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette (1841)
"Gold and Silver Coins to be stamped with their value in farthings ; the Sovereign 1000 farthings, the shilling 50 farthings, and so forth with all gold and ..."

6. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1874)
"sermon, that there should be farthings !" I was vexed also, and told a friend of mine who burst out laughing, and said, •' Two of my children have been ..."

7. Original Letters, Illustrative of English History: Including Numerous Royal by Henry Ellis (1827)
"What most alarms us is a general apprehension of losing all our Gold and Silver in exchange for Halfpence and Farthings of an adulterated metal; ..."

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