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a former British bronze coin worth a quarter of a penny

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Ablewhite, senior, refused to lend his son a farthing.
"He never gave away a farthing in his life," growled Tinker.
Tinker, flinging down the coin; it's only baronets as cares about farthings."
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.
I should be five years getting to it, and should have to spend two hundred a year in going circuit before I had earned a farthing. Physic?
"True God!" muttered Phoebus, "targes, big-blanks, little blanks, mailles,* every two worth one of Tournay, farthings of Paris, real eagle liards!
He thrust his hand into his pouch, but not a scrap nor a farthing was there.
"Not so much as one farthing; and ten good shillings' worth of ale have ye drunk this day.
"It would not be amiss," said Hordle John, "if under his girdle he had tour farthings'-worth of wine."
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.
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.
"At forty millions, five hundred and sixty thousand, two hundred livres, nine cents, eight farthings," replied Colbert.