- farthingale chair,
- faruk i,
Origin of farthing
Examples from the Web for farthing
His impression is that I was really steering and trying to drop into the Farthing Down beeches.Tono Bungay|H. G. Wells
“I am glad of that, for I have every wish to please you,” said the Farthing Doll.Adventures in Toyland|Edith King Hall
Farthing Down stretches for nearly three miles north and south, and under its southern slope lies the little village of Chaldon.Highways and Byways in Surrey|Eric Parker
The jury, without retiring from the box, returned a verdict of “Damages One Farthing!”
Farthing, penny, and sixpence, of the reign of George the Fourth.
Word Origin for farthing
Old English feorðung "quarter of a penny," a diminutive derivative of feorða "fourth" (from feower "four") + -ing "fractional part." Cognate with Old Frisian fiardeng, Middle Low German verdink, Old Norse fjordhungr.
Used in biblical translation of Latin quadrans "quarter of a denarius;" the English coin (of silver until 17c., later of copper or bronze), first was minted under Edward I and abolished 1961.
I shall geat a fart of a dead man as soone As a farthyng of him. [Heywood, "Proverbs," 1562]