noun, plural half·pen·nies for 1; half·pence [hey-puh ns] /ˈheɪ pəns/ for 2.
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Historical Examples of halfpenny
Mr Adams was found to have no more than one halfpenny about him.Joseph Andrews Vol. 1
Now, she no longer gave a halfpenny; she worked off the amount solely by the washing.L'Assommoir
Of course, a halfpenny a night sounds nothing, but think of a shilling a month!The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
Ninepence was the sum he had to take home every night, and there was not a halfpenny to spare.
Your Holiness must not accept for truth all that is printed in the halfpenny papers.