[fawr-puh ns, fohr-]
- a sum of money of the value of four English pennies.
Origin of fourpence
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Examples from the Web for fourpence
Another returned it insufficiently stamped, and there was fourpence to pay.A Great Man
“And then I gave you fourpence, you know,” she added, addressing her companion.Sketches in Lavender, Blue and Green
Jerome K. Jerome
My account with Mr. Ukridge is ten pounds eight shillings and fourpence.Love Among the Chickens
P. G. Wodehouse
He coined sixpences for Ireland worth only fourpence in England.
"Seven and fourpence 'ap'ny—most of it beer," said the child.The Tinted Venus
- a former English silver coin then worth four pennies
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