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a rent that is very low or nominal
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby peppercorn rent
pepper, pepper-and-salt, pepperbox, pepperbush, peppercorn, peppercorn rent, peppered moth, pepper family, pepper game, peppergrass, pepperidge
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How to use peppercorn rent in a sentence
They paid only a peppercorn rent of £70 a month (including utilities), until a 2002 review of grace-and-favour homes.Princess Michael Says Austerity Means No Restaurants Anymore (Just Catered Dinners At Home)|Tom Sykes|December 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Has there been a deed of gift,—perhaps a peppercorn rent, or something of that kind?The Vicar of Bullhampton|Anthony Trollope
Prince Charles gave him his house in the lane for twelve years at the peppercorn rent of 6d.Haunted London|Walter Thornbury