Definition of Tenpence

1. Noun. A decimal coin worth ten pennies.




Definition of Tenpence

1. Noun. (obsolete British) A coin worth ten old pennies. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete British) The value of ten old pennies. ¹

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Definition of Tenpence

1. the sum of ten pennies [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tenpence

tenosuspension
tenosuture
tenosynovectomy
tenosynovitides
tenosynovitis
tenosynovitises
tenotome
tenotomes
tenotomies
tenotomy
tenour
tenours
tenous
tenoxicam
tenpence (current term)
tenpences
tenpenny
tenpenny nail
tenpercenteries
tenpercentery
tenpin
tenpin bowling
tenpins
tenpounder
tenpounders
tenrec
tenrecs
tens
tensal

Literary usage of Tenpence

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1. The British Quarterly Review by Robert Vaughan, Henry Allon (1869)
"for sale at tenpence a yard, that would constitute no supply of calico at sixpence a yard ... that would constitute no demand for calico at tenpence. ..."

2. Schubert by Edmondstoune Duncan (1905)
"Schubert goes to hear Paganini—Songs at tenpence a-piece—Composes a fugue—His last lodgings—Mortal illness—Friends in his need—Schubert's last letter —In ..."

3. Curran and His Contemporaries by Charles Phillips (1851)
"PS—I will cover this blank edge -with entreating yon to write closer than you commonly do, when you sit down to answer this ; and don't make me pay tenpence ..."

4. Curran and His Contemporaries by Charles Phillips (1862)
""PS—I will cover this blank edge with entreating you to write closer than you commonly do, when you sit down to answer this ; and don't make me pay tenpence ..."

5. Two Hundred and Nine Days: Or, The Journal of a Traveller on the Continent by Thomas Jefferson Hogg (1827)
"... ninepence; and the franc, tenpence. That the Carline will go as far at Naples, as the franc in France. Perhaps we may add to this series the shilling, ..."

6. Two Hundred and Nine Days: Or, The Journal of a Traveller on the Continent by Thomas Jefferson Hogg (1827)
"... ninepence; and the franc, tenpence. That the Carline will go as far at Naples, as the franc in France. Perhaps we may add to this series the shilling, ..."

7. Cyclopedia of Architecture: Historical, Descriptive, Typographical by Robert Stuart (1854)
"For every thousand of tiles, other than such as are hereinbefore enumerated, four shillings and tenpence. The said duties to be paid by the makers. In June. ..."

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