fifty-cent piece


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Noun1.fifty-cent piece - a United States coin worth half of a dollarfifty-cent piece - a United States coin worth half of a dollar
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
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Over and over, a child of less than ten years of age, steps into a drug-store with a fifty-cent piece and a small scrap of paper, inscribed with one word, "morphine.