Fippenny bit - definition of Fippenny bit by The Free Dictionary
|1.||The Spanish half real, or one sixteenth of a dollar, - so called in Pennsylvania and the adjacent States.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He sold the trees for a fippenny bit
- about 6 1/2 cents a tree - but he was known to often extend kindhearted credit to penniless settlers.