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another name for a half-crown
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Examples from the Web for half-a-crown
Historical Examples
  • In one instance a book which only sold for half-a-crown was described in fourteen lines.

    Prices of Books Henry B. Wheatley
  • I had still, however, nineteen grosch in my pocket (about half-a-crown).

  • I have only half-a-crown left, and he has your gold chain to pledge.

    Of High Descent George Manville Fenn
  • I would tell Mr Tooke all about it, and ask him for half-a-crown.

    The Crofton Boys Harriet Martineau
  • The squire and his lady gave him half-a-crown each, for country sake, and entertained him at their house.

  • half-a-crown,” answered Susan, “and that will buy the very best you can get.

    Susan Amy Walton
  • From Chambers's Traditions of Edinburgh we learn that the price in 1701 was half-a-crown a peck.

    Storyology Benjamin Taylor
  • Would you ever mind lending me half-a-crown for the clubs, just this once?

    The Cock-House at Fellsgarth Talbot Baines Reed
  • She says she has not long to live, and with the help of half-a-crown a day cares nothing for the Landleaguers.

    The Landleaguers Anthony Trollope
  • Have you got two-and-sixpence for half-a-crown, Miss Snevellicci?'

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