Fourpence

  • 1 Fourpence — Four pence, n. 1. A British silver coin, worth four pence; a groat. [1913 Webster] 2. A name formerly given in New England to the Spanish half real, a silver coin worth six and a quarter cents. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 Fourpence — (spr. Fohrpens), Vierpencestück, Münze in Großbritannien …

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  • 3 fourpence — [fôr′pəns] n. 1. the sum of four British pennies 2. a former silver coin of this value …

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  • 4 fourpence — /fawr peuhns, fohr /, n. Brit. a sum of money of the value of four English pennies. [1715 25; FOUR + PENCE] * * * …

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  • 5 fourpence — noun A former British silver coin, worth four pence. Syn: groat …

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  • 6 fourpence — four·pence …

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  • 7 fourpence — n. Brit. the sum of four pence, esp. before decimalization …

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  • 8 fourpence ha'penny — noun : fippenny bit …

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  • 9 Danger Fourpence — (born 25 November 1975) is a Zimbabwean football defender who currently plays for Kiglon Bird FC in Zimbabwe. Playing career Club career Fourpence began his career with CAPS United FC before moving to Kiglon in 2010.[1][2][3] References …

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  • 10 Twelfth —    Fourpence to be taken in each pound of the twelfth according to the manner of the first assessment made by neighbours, which twelfth was granted to King Edward II. at York in the 13th of his reign (Cal. L. Bk. E. p. 115).    The twelfth was a… …

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  • 11 four|pen|ny — «FR PEHN ee, FOHR ; puh nee», noun, plural nies, adjective. –n. = fourpence. (Cf. ↑fourpence) –adj. worth fourpence; costing fourpence: »a fourpenny piece. A fourpenny nail is 1½ inches long, and it is so called because originally the nails cost… …

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  • 12 Obadiah Poundage — was the pen name of a London brewer of the 18th century who published a letter in the London Chronicle on November 4, 1760 arguing for a rise in the price of beer. The letter was reprinted in various journals, including the Gentleman s Magazine… …

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  • 13 Fippenny bit — Fip pen*ny bit (? or ?). [Corruption of five penny bit.] The Spanish half real, or one sixteenth of a dollar, so called in Pennsylvania and the adjacent States. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Note: Before the act of Congress, Feb. 21, 1857, caused the… …

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  • 14 Coins of the pound sterling — The Royal Shield reverse designs, introduced in 2008 (£2 coin is not shown) …

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  • 15 Groat (coin) — Groat is the traditional name of an English silver coin worth four English pennies, and also a Scottish coin originally worth fourpence, with later issues being valued at eightpence and a shilling.NameThe name has also been applied to any thick… …

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  • 16 History of the English fiscal system — The history of the English fiscal system affords the best known example of continuous financial development in terms of both institutions and methods. Although periods of great upheaval occurred from the time of the Norman Conquest to the… …

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  • 17 Richard Watts — Sir Richard Watts (1529 1579) was MP for Rochester, Kent in the 1570s. Famed locally for his philanthropy, he established a house in Rochester High Street for the benefit of six poor travellers, each of whom, according to a plaque on the outside… …

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  • 18 Glasgow —    GLASGOW, a city, the seat of a university, and a sea port, having separate jurisdiction, locally in the Lower ward of the county of Lanark, and situated in longitude 4° 15 51 (W.), and latitude 55° 52 10 (N.), 23 miles (E. by S.) from Greenock …

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  • 19 fourpenny — [fôr′pə nē; ] for adj. 2 [ fôr′pen΄ē] adj. 1. costing or valued at fourpence 2. designating a size of nail: see PENNY n. fourpence …

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  • 20 Henry Mayhew — (25 November 1812 25th July 1887) was an English social researcher, journalist, playwright and advocate of reform. He was one of the two founders of the satirical and humorous magazine Punch , and the magazine s joint editor, with Mark Lemon, in… …

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