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half-a-dollar

noun
  1. British slang another name for a half-crown
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Examples from the Web for half-a-dollar

Historical Examples

  • French lasting, and soles of the thickness of half-a-dollar!

    Who Are Happiest? and Other Stories

    T. S. Arthur

  • Once we hired Johnnie to work for us at the rate of half-a-dollar a day.

    Bunch Grass

    Horace Annesley Vachell

  • She requested her visitor to take a seat, and to pay her half-a-dollar, with both of which requests he complied.

    The Witches of New York

    Q. K. Philander Doesticks

  • The company pay a proportion, by the gentlemen procuring tickets to admit themselves and ladies for half-a-dollar, about 2s.

  • I'll take you for half-a-dollar, as you are, if you'll give me the right to sell enlargements as a prairie study.