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  • noun The monetary amount of thirteen pence.


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thirteen +‎ pence


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  • I went to visit them, and bought a packet for half a milreis, or thirteenpence (then).

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton 2006

  • [2] “A shilling passes for thirteenpence in Ireland” (Deane Swift).

    The Journal to Stella 2003

  • There are many people who advertise to do so for thirteenpence.

    The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 354, October 9, 1886 Various

  • Beef is tenpence to thirteenpence a pound, mutton about the same, bacon tenpence, pork tenpence, chickens four and twopence each.

    A Lady's Life on a Farm in Manitoba Cecil Hall

  • I went to visit them, and bought a packet for half a milreis, or thirteenpence (then).

    The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton William Henry Burton Wilkins 1897

  • From England an army of ten thousand mercenaries landed in Spain, prepared to fight for the cause of Queen Christina, and very modestly estimating the worth of their services at the sum of thirteenpence per diem.

    In Kedar's Tents Henry Seton Merriman 1882

  • Bread was thirteenpence a quartern loaf; the national debt, with a much smaller population, was what it is now; everything was taxed, and wages were very low.

    The Revolution in Tanner's Lane Mark Rutherford 1872

  • "'Tis a poor ignorant lad, and mayhap was driven hard by hunger, for these be grievous times for the unfortunate; mark you, he hath not an evil face -- but when hunger driveth -- Good woman! dost know that when one steals a thing above the value of thirteenpence ha'penny the law saith he shall HANG for it?"

    The Prince and the Pauper Mark Twain 1872

  • Mr. Liddell slowly put the thirteenpence half penny back in his purse, drew forth his bunch of keys, looked at them, and restored them to his pocket; then, resting his head wearily against the chair, he said, "Give me something to take and I will go to bed."

    A Crooked Path A Novel Mrs. Alexander 1863

  • 'Didn't he return you the thirteenpence in copper, and the watch, saying it was only pinch-beck?'

    Barry Lyndon William Makepeace Thackeray 1837


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