threepenny-bit love


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  • noun Alternative form of threepenny bit.


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  • Purdy had not cared a threepenny-bit one way or the other.

    The Way Home 2003

  • My sitter happened to be a pretty society woman, possessed of about as much soul as would cover a threepenny-bit, and when I'd finished her portrait she simply turned and rent me.

    The Lamp of Fate Margaret Pedler

  • 'The threepenny-bit your mother put on the clock-ledge, ye pelferin' vag'bond! 'said his father sternly.

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray

  • 'What ha' ye dune wi 'the threepenny-bit ye stole this morning?'

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray

  • But she, glancing through it twelve months hence, would be able to fill in many, though not all, of the details; how, on the way out from the station, Clem had told her about the new Gloucestershire job; how she and Vin had seen a heron; how the Bucklands had given them home-cured gammon with pickled peaches; and Bridget's fascinating story about her cousin, the threepenny-bit, and the deaf chimney-sweep.

    Mrs. Miniver 1939

  • R.J. Campbell on the Social Evil with such an air of condescension has paid me with a bad threepenny-bit.

    The Judge Rebecca West 1937

  • But it wasn't – not a bit of it; not even a threepenny-bit.

    The House of Arden Edith 1923

  • "My threepenny-bit," he roared, with one fist up --

    Here are Ladies James Stephens 1916

  • "Who stole the last threepenny-bit of a poor man?"

    Here are Ladies James Stephens 1916

  • He followed with his eyes her long slender figure as she threaded her way in and out of the crowd, sinuously, confidingly, producing a penny from one lad's elbow, a threepenny-bit from between another's neck and collar, half a crown from another's hair, and always repeating in that flute-like voice of hers "Well, this is rather queer!"

    Zuleika Dobson, or, an Oxford love story Max Beerbohm 1914


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