How To Use Fourpence In A Sentence

  • They were well paid, as much as fourpence being given for a good cock-crower (in 'The Trial of Christ'), while the part of God was worth three and fourpence: no contemptible sums at a time when a quart of wine cost twopence and a goose threepence. The Growth of English Drama
  • In the tenth century a kitten in England was worth one penny, or fourpence if a proven mouser.
  • The purchasing value of the peseta was about fourpence. [back] 14. Homage to Catalonia
  • Downstairs a front seat on the wooden benches cost fourpence and twopence at the rear.
  • I had read about doss-houses (they are never called doss-houses, by the way), and I supposed that one could get a bed for fourpence or thereabouts. Down and Out in Paris and London
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  • When she'd finished collecting ha'pennies, she had exactly fourpence. The Gates Of Sleep
  • When she'd finished collecting ha'pennies, she had exactly fourpence. The Gates Of Sleep
  • Apart from my fourpence a week, his brothers likewise never ever saw a penny from him.
  • She was free enough with her information as well -- told me her name, and how many children she had, and that she paid three-and-fourpence the yard for her perpetuance gown. It Might Have Been The Story of the Gunpowder Plot
  • Come me little washer lad, come let's away, We're bound down to slavery for fourpence a day.
  • Cameron drew my attention to the necessity of 'hydraulicking' this hill-side; and from three pounds of its yellow clay, gathered at random, we washed about fourpence worth of gold-dust, upwards of 8_l_. a ton. To The Gold Coast for Gold, Vol. II A Personal Narrative
  • Her favourite punt was a Three Cross; three fourpenny doubles and a fourpenny treble, the princely sum of one shilling and fourpence being the stake.
  • Edward I carried out a grand recoinage in 1279-80, minting new coins, silver halfpennies and farthings, to remove the need to cut, and a fourpence groat, which was not at first successful.
  • A halfpenny was of course half a penny; a groat was worth fourpence; and a sixpence (popularly called a ‘tester’) was worth six pennies, or 6 d.
  • 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

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