halfpennyworth


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halfpennyworth

(ˈheɪpəθ) or

ha'p'orth

n
1. an amount that may be bought for a halfpenny
2. a trifling or very small amount
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.halfpennyworth - the amount that can be bought for a halfpenny
worth - an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value; "10 dollars worth of gasoline"
References in classic literature ?
Newman Noggs did not say that he had hunted up the old furniture they saw, from attic and cellar; or that he had taken in the halfpennyworth of milk for tea that stood upon a shelf, or filled the rusty kettle on the hob, or collected the woodchips from the wharf, or begged the coals.
we roast a fellow creature alive, for putting a pennyworth of quicksilver into a halfpennyworth of brass?
Then the world collapsed on top of Palios - Ferdinand himself wailed, the England players followed like sheep, Man U had their halfpennyworth as usual, Gordon Taylor got on his soap box, and Sven-Goran Erikkson remained silent which for him is a huge condemnation of the opposition