another name for a half-crown
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How to use half-a-crown in a sentence
I take cigar-smoking as an expense of, say, half-a-crown a-day, and pipe-smoking at threepence.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Marcus and Farringdon's pure badger, two shillings—gilt-edged badger half-a-crown.First Plays | A. A. Milne
In Ireland, also, half-a-crown was the sum paid for registry; in England it was a shilling only.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
If a fellow had five shillings, he was told he must give four; if he had half-a-crown, he had to give up two shillings.Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
Says one of the characters, referring to the importunities of a tipsy vagrant, “Give him half-a-crown!”A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman