tenpence


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tenpence

(ˈtɛnpəns)
n
(Currencies) Brit a sum of money equivalent to ten pennies
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Noun1.tenpence - a decimal coin worth ten pennies
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
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I fear," said Trefusis, repressing himself and speaking quietly again, "that when a Socialist hears of a hundred pounds paid for a drawing which Andrea del Sarto was glad to sell for tenpence, his heart is not wrung with pity for the artist's imaginary loss as that of a modern capitalist is.
And my wife's income (I like to be particular) is only five shillings and tenpence short of two hundred a year.
Then,' says she, turning to her daughter Nancy, says she, `as sure as tenpence this is the very young gentleman, and he agrees exactly with the squire's description.
Halfpennies and pennies came flying through the door and when I picked them up I counted tenpence ha'penny in all.