ha'penny


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ha'pen·ny

 (hā′pə-nē, hāp′nē)
n. pl. ha'pen·nies Chiefly British
A halfpenny.

[Alteration of halfpenny.]
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ha'penny

(ˈheɪpnɪ)
n, pl -nies
(Currencies) Brit a variant spelling of halfpenny
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Noun1.ha'penny - an English coin worth half a pennyha'penny - an English coin worth half a penny  
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
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I agreed with him as to the utter impossibility of making it elevenpence ha'penny; but at the same time I resolved to one day decoy him to an eating-house I remembered near Covent Garden, where the waiter, for the better discharge of his duties, goes about in his shirt-sleeves--and very dirty sleeves they are, too, when it gets near the end of the month.
I think there has not been so much on a cricket match since the day when Sir Horace Mann walked about Broad Ha'penny agitatedly cutting down the daisies with his stick.
'Would you care a ha'penny for the Lord Chancellor if you know'd him in private and without his wig?
Good Quince was an honest fellow, but his wits were somewhat of the heavy sort, like unbaked dough, so that the only thing that was in his mind was, "Three shillings sixpence ha'penny for thy shoon, good Quince--three shillings sixpence ha'penny for thy shoon," and this traveled round and round inside of his head, without another thought getting into his noddle, as a pea rolls round and round inside an empty quart pot.
"Give ye good den, fair sir, and I would say that I come from Kirk Langly, where I ha' sold my shoon and got three shillings sixpence ha'penny for them in as sweet money as ever thou sawest, and honestly earned too, I would ha' thee know.
'Catch that ha'penny. And don't let me see any more of you to- night, after we come to the Travellers' Twopenny.'
"She gave the beggars five fathoms of calico for the big mainsail, two sticks of tobacco for the chronometer, and a sheath-knife worth elevenpence ha'penny for a hundred fathoms of brand new five-inch manila.
'Fifteen hundred and twenty-seven pound, four and ninepence ha'penny,' replied Mr Scaley, without moving a limb.
"It's twenty-four pound, sixteen, and sevenpence ha'penny," observed the stranger.
Ha'Penny Gin Bauble Gift Set - [euro]29.99 The Ha'Penny Gin Bauble Gift Set includes gin baubles of both Ha'Penny Dublin Dry Gin & Ha'Penny Rhubarb Gin as well as a Ha'Penny Gin goblet.
Tiggy, tiggy on high, stick in the mud, hitchy dobber (hopscotch to some), stot the ha'penny, dodgeball, marbles, knocky nine doors and conkers.