British slang another name for a half-crown
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How to use half-a-dollar in a sentence
If you want half-a-dollar with which to buy a spade, and go out and dig for your living, I'll give it to you cheerfully.
Before we said good-bye, one of the old priests implored to be allowed to dive into the water for half-a-dollar.A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam' | Annie Allnut Brassey
This she always does in the best possible country style, at the moderate charge of half-a-dollar per head.Life in the Clearings versus the Bush | Susanna Moodie
The men employed upon this work are usually paid by the job, and probably each will receive half-a-dollar for his share.The Truth about Opium | William H. Brereton
The company pay a proportion, by the gentlemen procuring tickets to admit themselves and ladies for half-a-dollar, about 2s.Antigua and the Antiguans, Volume II (of 2) | Anonymous