of the amount or value of threepence.
of little worth.
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How to use threepenny in a sentence
Jo managed to get next to the driver and extracted a deal of information at the expense of a threepenny tip.The Four Corners Abroad | Amy Ella Blanchard
He was a good-natured and honest man, though he did take bribes--from a threepenny bit up to a crown piece inclusive.A Sportsman's Sketches | Ivan Turgenev
He does about three shillings' worth of labour for a bed whose only virtue is cleanliness, and about threepenny worth of food.Beggars | W. H. (William Henry) Davies
Egad, I was born under a threepenny planet, never to be worth a groat.Swift | Leslie Stephen
I then asked for a threepenny loaf, and was told they had none.Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 1 of 2] | Benjamin Franklin