threepenny bit

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threepenny bit

(ˈθrʌpnɪ; -ənɪ; ˈθrɛp-) or

thrupenny bit

n
(Currencies) a twelve-sided British coin of nickel-brass, valued at three old pence, obsolete since 1971
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There is bread and butter to begin with, of the size of a threepenny bit; and cakes to end with, and they are so small that they have no crumbs.
I dare say that not a single soul in the world got the comfort of as much as a recovered threepenny bit out of the estate.
Back in the days of threepenny bits, When schools employed nurses to search for your nits.
Back in the days of threepenny bits, when schools employed nurses to search for your nits, When snowballs were harmless; ice slides were permitted and all of your jumpers were warm and hand knitted.
Be warned: they wouldn't accept my old threepenny bits and don't stock Vesta exotic meals, Cresta pop and Arctic rolls.
The Government announced that pennies, shillings and pounds (as well as guineas, half crowns, threepenny bits, sixpences and florins) would be gone and replaced with a currency of one basic unit with a sub-unit which is a power of 10 or, as we know it, pounds and pence.
rowns, nces cr sixpen uld decim ic uni ich The Government announced that pennies, shillings and pounds (as well as guineas, half-crowns, threepenny bits, sixpences and florins) would be replaced with a decimal currency of one basic unit with a sub-unit which is a power of 10 - or, as we know it, modern pounds and pence.
A HAUL of mint condition threepenny bits found in a house clearance could fetch up to PS1,000 when they go under the hammer this month.
The new design will feel like the old threepenny bits, and there's nowt better than getting your hands on the old threepenny bits, I expect.
"It was a bank which did exactly what it set out to do when it was begun by the Mayor of Birmingham Neville Chamberlain - to offer an opportunity for the working class of Birmingham to save their farthings, twopenny and threepenny bits.
My mum, June McKay, then aged 24 and always a serious coffee addict, used to go in for a fix while I fed endless threepenny bits into that jukebox in order to repeatedly sing along to the same record, Diana by Paul Anka, which was a UK chart hit in 1957.