sevenpence pl (plural only)
- (Britain, obsolete) The value of seven old pennies.
1895, F. J. Cross, Beneath the Banner:
- A newspaper cost sevenpence; there were no national schools or Sunday schools, no penny publications, no penny postage, no railways, no gas, and no free libraries, and no free education!
1850, Thomas Carlyle, Latter-Day Pamphlets:
- "A Costermonger in this street," says Crabbe, "finding lately that his rope of onions, which he hoped would have brought a shilling, was to go for only sevenpence henceforth, burst forth into lamentation, execration and the most pathetic tears.
From the above.
sevenpence (plural sevenpences)