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two bits

pl.n.
1. Informal Twenty-five cents.
2. Slang A petty sum.
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two′ bits′



n. Informal.
25 cents.
[1720–30, Amer.]
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two bits

noun
Slang. A small or trifling amount of money:
Informal: peanut (used in plural).
Slang: chicken feed.
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We got an old tin lantern, and a butcher-knife with- out any handle, and a bran-new Barlow knife worth two bits in any store, and a lot of tallow candles, and a tin candlestick, and a gourd, and a tin cup, and a ratty old bedquilt off the bed, and a reticule with needles and pins and beeswax and buttons and thread and all such truck in it, and a hatchet and some nails, and a fishline as thick as my little finger with some mon- strous hooks on it, and a roll of buckskin, and a leather dog-collar, and a horseshoe, and some vials of medicine that didn't have no label on them; and just as we was leaving I found a tolerable good curry-comb, and Jim he found a ratty old fiddle-bow, and a wooden leg.
But all year Kruis (above) was playing in discomfort with what proved to be two bits of floating bone in the ankle joint.
Spread a layer of yogurt over a filo sheet and place two bits of apricots and a few raspberries on top.
It has two bits of grassland either side of the road (council owned) it's litter with cans, bottles, paper, everything you can imagine.
"I hear one or two bits and pieces about unrest and it is totally untrue," said boss Brendan Rodgers.
We could also re-name the Six Nations Championship the Four Nations and the other two bits of England Championship!
Fujitsu Laboratories took a new approach, a "look-ahead" method that can be implemented as a parallel process, pre-calculating two candidates based on the selection result for the previous bit, and simultaneously deciding the value of the previous bit and the current bit after deciding the value of the bit two bits previous.
ELSEWHERE, two bits of positive news that would welcome stronger local media: plans for a new exhibition centre adjacent to the Arena and Conference Centre and that, also finally and long overdue, folk are beginning to look at the potential of another "new economy": night-time.
Let's start with the divided, the two bits of bread between which Mary's lamb accompanied her to school, in a better version of the rhyme.
Cobblers boss Ian Sampson said: "We had one or two bits of decent play, but the one real bit of class was John's finish, hitting the top corner with his left foot."
Don't Rush It has one or two bits of form, and a reproduction of his effort when he was runner-up at Thurles before Christmas should see him in the shakeup again.