elevenpence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

eleven +‎ pence

Noun[edit]

elevenpence (plural elevenpences)

  1. (Britain, obsolete) the value of eleven old pennies
    • 1915, Caradoc Evans, "A Heifer without Blemish" in My People: Stories of the Peasantry of West Wales, New York: Boni & Liveright, 1918, p. 35, [1]
      Now the dealer was a young man, who did not know the ways of Castellybryn, and he was aware that the first dealer was a big buyer and a cunning bargainer; so he purchased the butter for elevenpence farthing a pound, being a farthing a pound above the market price of that day.