[ UK /ˈe‍ɪtpəns/ ]
  1. a coin worth eight pennies
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  • Mr Arthur Clennam, enclosing the sum of twenty – four pounds nine shillings and eightpence, being the amount of principal and interest computed at the rate of five per cent. per annum, in which their client believed himself to be indebted to Mr Clennam. Little Dorrit
  • In the same year, John Hordene, a scholar of Peckwater Inn, is fined six shillings and eightpence for breaking the head of Thomas Walker, manciple of Pauline Hall, and Thomas Walker is fined the like sum for drawing his sword on Hordene and for gambling. Life in the Medieval University
  • In the event of your contemplating an offer of eightpence, on no account make the tender, or show the money, until you are safely on the pavement. Sketches by Boz
  • The earlier denarius, worth about eightpence, clearly will not do; and the matter is made more difficult by the fact that Cassiodorus is talking about the ancients (veteres), whereas the solidus was a comparatively modern coin. The Letters of Cassiodorus Being A Condensed Translation Of The Variae Epistolae Of Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator
  • For grammar the statutable amount was eightpence, for natural philosophy fourpence, and for logic threepence per term, and it was usual to reckon four terms to the year. The Customs of Old England
  • Eight shillings for a bed and eightpence for a glass of sherry pointed to one of the most expensive hotels. Sole Music
  • Even when the carriage is paid, there is still porterage from the station to the place of delivery, which cannot be prepaid - sixpence, or eightpence, or a shilling, according to the bulk. Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle
  • So, he bestowed a searching look upon the fare, as he put his hand in his waistcoat pocket, when he had gone half the mile, to get the money ready; and if he brought forth eightpence, out he went. Sketches by Boz
  • Guster replied that “he insistes on one and eightpence or on summonsizzing the party.” Bleak House
  • There was two or three chairs, that might have been worth, in their best days, from eightpence to a shilling a – piece; a small deal table, an old corner cupboard with nothing in it, and one of those bedsteads which turn up half way, and leave the bottom legs sticking out for you to knock your head against, or hang your hat upon; no bed, no bedding. Sketches by Boz
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