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Definition of "twelvepence" [twelve•pence]

  • The monetary amount of twelve pence. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "twelvepence" in a sentence
  • "As a vagrant in the "Hobo" of a California jail, I have been served better food and drink than the London workman receives in his coffee-houses; while as an American labourer I have eaten a breakfast for twelvepence such as the British labourer would not dream of eating."
  • "He counted the cost; when he was done with Mr Moss he would be left with twelvepence – halfpenny in the world."
  • "Come, come, young women, I keep a good fire; it costs me twelvepence a week, and I fear something more; vex me, and I will have one in my bed-chamber too."