thruppence


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thruppence

(ˈθrʌpəns)
n
another spelling of threepence
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"Stare all you like, deary, but it'll cost you thruppence - Merrick don't freak for free," he tells Berry's character, lasciviously licking a lop-sided lip.
You can purchase a 1908 silver thruppence for PS3.99.
IN my schooldays (slate and chalk in my hand for sums, thruppence for my lunch and a flat cap to keep out the cold...) education and work were almost separate worlds.
Unfortunately, the only star in that day was Wee Willie Harris, who served us coffee and insisted on playing his own record on the jukebox at thruppence a throw and five for a shilling (5p).
Emergency services attended after being called to a car crash involving a pedestrian in Thruppence Way, Westwood Heath, on Tuesday morning.
"I think it's a great initiative, a brilliant one," he replies when asked for his thruppence worth (Willie's words are worth more).
Any adult, and not just one's parents, was quite likely to call to you as you played in the street to ask for an errand to be run, with a reward on offer of thruppence, or even a tanner, should you accept the job.
I understand Jimmy Greaves getting a goal bonus when scoring 40 or 50 goals a season and paid thruppence ha'penny, but I never had one and, if I didn't, then neither should Zlatan.
But old silver thruppence were, by then, only seen in Christmas puddings!
Recognizing that children can be magnetic to ghosts, they advertise for a Saturday person, and schoolgirl Thruppence Coddley and her classmate Tim Legge take up the challenge, not quite appreciating what they have let themselves in for!
He added: "I do think nobody would thank any of us for looking on a very serious situation in Europe, be it unemployment or poverty and to not put our thruppence into the debate."