farthing


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a former British bronze coin worth a quarter of a penny

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He asked if he had any money with him, to which Don Quixote replied that he had not a farthing, as in the histories of knights-errant he had never read of any of them carrying any.
But I really could not, as I have further need of it myself and every farthing it contains.
Inscribing himself thus upon the interests and heart of the masses, by doing what the royalists did not do, du Bousquier did not really risk a farthing.
Fogg proceeded to pay the guide the price agreed upon for his service, and not a farthing more; which astonished Passepartout, who remembered all that his master owed to the guide's devotion.
I want peace; yes, I'd sell the whole world for a farthing, straight off, so long as I was left in peace.
Nothing else was talked of; only some said he was worth millions, and others that he did not possess a farthing.
The man, as a matter of fact, under no circumstances, ever cared a brass farthing for what I or anybody else in his ship thought.
An ancient copper coin, the forty-fourth part of a sou or the twelfth part of a farthing.
Now art thou the man for my farthing," cried the messenger.
Yet he knew when closing-time came, that he had exhausted every farthing he possessed in the world - it seemed hopeless to imagine that he could survive another day.
Fortunately for me, my father lost a lawsuit just in the nick of time, and was obliged to scrape together every farthing of available money that he possessed to pay for the luxury of going to law.
He had met with serious difficulties, and had spent the last farthing of Moody's money in attempting to overcome them.
Every farthing he has in the world," said my mother, "is to be thrown into that hateful speculation.
The windows were often frozen over; but then they heated copper farthings on the stove, and laid the hot farthing on the windowpane, and then they had a capital peep-hole, quite nicely rounded; and out of each peeped a gentle friendly eye--it was the little boy and the little girl who were looking out.
This done, there were actually left, between that time and Christmas, liabilities to be met to the extent of forty thousand pounds, without a farthing in hand to pay that formidable debt.