thrupenny

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thrupenny

(ˈθrʌpnɪ) or

thruppenny

adj, n
another spelling of threepenny
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Any pennies, halfpennies and thruppenny bits discovered in our old, rambling property are placed in a box in the lame hope they will one day be worth a fortune.
Any pennies, halfpennies and thruppenny bits discovered in our old rambling property are placed in a box in the lame hope they will one day be worth a fortune.
To Hear The Skylark's Song A Memoir by Huw Lewis AFTER he retired, my grandfather would often wait at the top of the street, opposite the shop, for my brother and me to emerge at the end of the school day and there was, most days, a thruppenny bit for each of us to spend.
The 'thruppenny bit', as it came to be called, was the first step away from the traditional form of British coins, taken further by the new decimal coins.
With just a silver brooch to keep her dignity intact, it's no surprise she was checking her thruppenny bits were covered up.
Then the Lord's Prayer, still being learned, and a thruppenny bit for the wooden collection plate.
Existing gold-coloured pound coins will be phased out and replaced with a new design inspired by the thruppenny bit, a 12-sided coin used before the UK adopted decimal currency in 1971.