Sevenpence meaning

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.

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Origin of sevenpence

  • From seven +‎ pence.
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  • From the above.
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