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farthing

Saltos de línea: far|thing
Pronunciación: /ˈfɑːðɪŋ
 
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Definición de farthing en inglés:

sustantivo

1A former monetary unit and coin of the UK, withdrawn in 1961, equal to a quarter of an old penny.
Example sentences
  • During that period, he said, there was a national shortage of small-denomination half penny and farthing coins - so many local towns and even tradesmen took to minting their own tokens.
  • There were farthings, pennies, oxfords, crowns, florins, shillings, guineas, and pounds, among other divisions.
  • Well what do I get for my six pence and three farthings?
1.1 [usually with negative] The least possible amount: she didn’t care a farthing for the woman
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Anybody who slogs through the first five pages of it knows perfectly well the book cares not a farthing for ideas; it's entertainment.
  • They don't care a farthing about other peoples' feelings.
  • But they did not care a farthing about defeat, to which they became accustomed.

Origen

Old English fēorthing, from fēortha 'fourth', perhaps on the pattern of Old Norse fjórthungr 'quarter'.

Words that rhyme with farthing

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