eightpence


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eightpence

(ˈeɪtpəns)
n
(Currencies) the value of eight pennies
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Noun1.eightpence - a coin worth eight pennies
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
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Nevertheless, he descended three steps from the court into which he had been directed, and pushed open the swing door, behind which Emil Sachs announced his desire to supply the world with dinners at eightpence and vin ordinaire at fourpence the small bottle.
That eightpence shaves off my profits as clean as a razor.
Boots and clothes is extra, and fires in winter-time is eightpence a day.
It was no other than this-- Jim, who was always of a generous disposition, and when in his cups especially hospitable, had in the course of the night treated the Tutbury champion and the Rottingdean man, and their friends, twice or thrice to the refreshment of gin-and-water--so that no less than eighteen glasses of that fluid at eightpence per glass were charged in Mr.
I calculated the consequences of replying "Four Hundred Pound," and finding them against me, went as near the answer as I could - which was somewhere about eightpence off.
Among other items, Messrs Peddle and Pool, solicitors, of Monument Yard, were instructed by their client Edward Dorrit, Esquire, to address a letter to Mr Arthur Clennam, enclosing the sum of twenty- four pounds nine shillings and eightpence, being the amount of principal and interest computed at the rate of five per cent.
This is Grosvenor mixture at eightpence an ounce," Holmes answered, knocking a little out on his palm.
Five shillings in the pound, six and- eightpence, ten shillings?
Eight shillings for a bed and eightpence for a glass of sherry pointed to one of the most expensive hotels.