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.
British Dictionary definitions for farthing
Word Origin for farthing
Word Origin and History 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]