tenpence


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tenpence

(ˈtɛnpəns)
n
(Currencies) Brit a sum of money equivalent to ten pennies
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Noun1.tenpence - a decimal coin worth ten pennies
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
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Then,' says she, turning to her daughter Nancy, says she, `as sure as tenpence this is the very young gentleman, and he agrees exactly with the squire's description.
And my wife's income (I like to be particular) is only five shillings and tenpence short of two hundred a year.
I fear," said Trefusis, repressing himself and speaking quietly again, "that when a Socialist hears of a hundred pounds paid for a drawing which Andrea del Sarto was glad to sell for tenpence, his heart is not wrung with pity for the artist's imaginary loss as that of a modern capitalist is.
1 The Beatles recorded their first album, Please Please Me 2 The Profumo affair rocked the Tory government 3 From Russia With Love hit the cinema screens 4 President John F Kennedy was assassinated impossipuzzles Laura looked her brother's hand, which only contained some tenpence pieces.
In his contemporary letters from Ireland, Alexander Somerville noted: "Leaving Kilkenny, and taking the route to Tipperary, I found many people working on the roads for the public pay of tenpence per day.
Halfpennies and pennies came flying through the door and when I picked them up I counted tenpence ha'penny in all.
I only had enough because she 'gave in' over a Jersey tenpence.