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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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.
Eight shillings for a bed and eightpence for a glass of sherry pointed to one of the most expensive hotels.
This is Grosvenor mixture at eightpence an ounce," Holmes answered, knocking a little out on his palm.
Francis, my third (nine), one and sixpence halfpenny; Felix, my fourth (seven), eightpence to the Superannuated Widows; Alfred, my youngest (five), has voluntarily enrolled himself in the Infant Bonds of Joy, and is pledged never, through life, to use tobacco in any form.
Five shillings in the pound, six and- eightpence, ten shillings?
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.
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.