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Word of the Day 04/11/20 Farthing

Farthing (noun)
farthing [ fahr-th ing ]


noun
1. a former bronze coin of Great Britain, equal to one-fourth of a British penny; withdrawn in 1961.
2. something of very small value: I don't care a farthing for your opinion.

OTHER WORDS FROM FARTHING
half-far·thing, noun

WORDS RELATED TO FARTHING
term, portion, part, fourth, division, span, section, semester, quad, quadrant, quartern, cent, penny

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Origin: before 950; Middle English ferthing, Old English fēorthing. See fourth, -ing

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR FARTHING
His impression is that I was really steering and trying to drop into the Farthing Down beeches.
TONO BUNGAY|H. G. WELLS

“I am glad of that, for I have every wish to please you,” said the Farthing Doll.
ADVENTURES IN TOYLAND|EDITH KING HALL

Farthing Down stretches for nearly three miles north and south, and under its southern slope lies the little village of Chaldon.
HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS IN SURREY|ERIC PARKER

The jury, without retiring from the box, returned a verdict of “Damages One Farthing!”
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 1, DECEMBER 4, 1841|VARIOUS

Farthing, penny, and sixpence, of the reign of George the Fourth.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 1, SEPTEMBER 18, 1841|VARIOUS

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