(redirected from Farthings)
Also found in: Dictionary, Financial, Idioms.
Related to Farthings: brass farthing
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Words related to farthing

a former British bronze coin worth a quarter of a penny

Related Words

References in classic literature ?
Tinker, surlily; "because he looks to his farthings. You'll know him better afore long."
"A farthing a day is seven shillings a year," answered the M.P.; "seven shillings a year is the interest of seven guineas.
"I mean," said Colbert, "that besides those forty millions, five hundred and sixty thousand, two hundred livres, nine cents, eight farthings, there are thirteen millions that are not known."
* 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.
He thrust his hand into his pouch, but not a scrap nor a farthing was there.
Every string well locked.' There, with that jingle in his head, a bracer on his left hand, a shooting glove on his right, and a farthing's-worth of wax in his girdle, what more doth a bowman need?"
Ablewhite, senior, refused to lend his son a farthing.
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.
the best of all good news, Richard has not lost a farthing." Miss Lavinia lifted her eyes to the ceiling with heartfelt devotion, and said, "Thank God, Richard!"--like the echo of her brother's voice; a little late, perhaps, for its reputation as an echo, but accurate to half a note in its perfect repetition of sound.
Such was the author of "The Little Duke" and "The Dove in the Eagle's Nest," such the author of "A Flatiron for a Farthing," and "The Story of a Short Life." Such, above all, the author of "Alice in Wonderland." Grownups imagine that they can do the trick by adopting baby language and talking down to their very critical audience.
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.
I could not bear it, sir; upon my soul, I could not." [Here the tears ran down his cheeks, and he thus proceeded.] "It was to save them from absolute destruction I parted with your dear present, notwithstanding all the value I had for it: I sold the horse for them, and they have every farthing of the money."
That is to say, not one farthing of the twenty thousand pounds was to go to Miss Halcombe, or to any other relative or friend of Lady Glyde's.