a silver coin of the U.S., equal to five cents, issued 1794–1805 and 1829–73.
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How to use half dime in a sentence
The little street-sweeper's arms ached fearfully, but his pocket was full of pennies, interspersed with an occasional half-dime.The Fatal Glove | Clara Augusta Jones Trask
Our Half-Dime packets of choice seed are planted by thousands in all parts of America.The Youth's Companion | Various
At Coney, a dime will buy almost anything except what a half-dime will buy.From Place to Place | Irvin S. Cobb
It came to pass that a certain half-dime blood-and-thunder182 pamphlet had a great vogue in the tribe at this particular time.Whilomville Stories | Stephen Crane
He transferred two more dimes and a half-dime from the drawer to the table.Glengarry Schooldays | Ralph Connor