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Definitions of ha'penny

  1. an English coin worth half a penny

Usage examples for ha'penny

  1. " I was there," resumed Mrs. Cluppins, " unbeknown to Mrs. Bardell; I had been out with a little basket, gentlemen, to buy three pounds of red kidney pertaties, which was tuppence ha'penny, when I see Mrs. Bardell's street- door on the jar." – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  2. I couldn't get not a ha'penny! – The Nether World by George Gissing
  3. When he was born he was so small that his nurse exclaimed, " Why, he is no bigger than a ha'penny!" – The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book by Constance Cary Harrison
  4. I wouldn't trust you with a ha'penny! – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
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