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farden (plural fardens)
- (UK, obsolete, Northern England) Eye dialect spelling of farthing.
1872, T.P. Wilson, Frank Oldfield:
- The young gent's been and popped all his things for the play and the drink; and I haven't myself so much as a brass farden to get a mouthful o' meat with."
1904, E. Nesbit, The Phoenix and the Carpet:
- Nicked the bloomin' lot 'e did--and me with not a farden to take 'ome to my brother and his missus.'
1908, James Blyth, Edward FitzGerald and "Posh":
- He was off with the letters and all, and never gave me a farden for what he had or what he l'arnt off o' me.
1915, John Hartley, Yorksher Puddin':
- 'If tha weant, tha weant,' he sed, soa that settles it, but awd rayther let th' bums tak away nearly ivvery stick aght o'th' haase nor awd take a farden less nor seven shillin'; that's th' lowest aw ivver will tak, an if tha doesn't buy'em at that price tha'll rue, for tha'll niver have sich a chonce ageean.'