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British Dictionary definitions for half-a-crown

half-a-crown

noun
  1. another name for a half-crown
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Historical Examples

  • Why, I shall only want—say, half-a-crown a week for myself, and then there will be all the rest for you.

    Life in London

    Edwin Hodder

  • I have not tipped you with half-a-crown lately, and therefore you can see me!

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • Have you got two-and-sixpence for half-a-crown, Miss Snevellicci?'

  • "Half-a-crown a week and his victuals," replied the farmer, promptly.

    Great Uncle Hoot-Toot

    Mrs. Molesworth

  • From Chambers's Traditions of Edinburgh we learn that the price in 1701 was half-a-crown a peck.

    Storyology

    Benjamin Taylor