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ten cents

noun phrase

A ten-dollar packet of narcotics; dime bag (1960s+ Narcotics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • I have not got any ten cents,” said Phonny—“only a quarter of a dollar.

    Stuyvesant Jacob Abbott
  • I can see it vanishing in the shape of five sundaes, at ten cents per eat.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • "We get wall paper at ten cents a roll for the covering," said Ethel Blue.

  • "As I have only ten cents in my pocket I will trust you," said the young lady merrily.

    The Young Adventurer Horatio Alger
  • An extra fee of ten cents secures the immediate special delivery by messenger of any letter thus sent.

  • Values are artificial: you will not be able to get ten cents of the year 1799 for a dime.

    The Poet at the Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • The pudding when cooked may be eaten with sauce or molasses, if desired; it will cost about ten cents.

  • "Give me ten cents' worth of those chocolates," he finally ordered.

    The Secret Wireless Lewis E. Theiss
  • Phil examined a greasy bill of fare and found that he could obtain a plate of meat for ten cents.

    The Errand Boy Horatio Alger
  • Every member will be required to pay a fee of ten cents each year.

    The Bird Study Book Thomas Gilbert Pearson

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