Definition of Fourpennies
1. fourpenny [n] - See also: fourpenny
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Literary usage of Fourpennies
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Reminiscences Chiefly of Oriel College and the Oxford Movement by Thomas Mozley (1882)
"Mr. Wilberforce. had better take a sovereign's worth of fourpennies in the ... Meanwhile, though he was giving away his fourpennies more freely because they ..."
2. The Practical Teacher by Joseph Hughes (1885)
"Another method of solution was given in a previous number. 3. M. GIBSON.—In a bag are 90 shillings, too sixpences, and 120 fourpennies ; find least number ..."
3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1887)
"The mare's shoes are a bit slope, she soon wears them down. So of a half-sovereign, "Was it a slape one?" or "There are two slapt fourpennies. ..."
4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1872)
"Twelve fourpennies per week are banished from our exchequer!! If we can survive this expression of the opinion of ..."