Farthing sentence example
He says, " I won't spend a farthing on him.
Over the next century, bicycles went through several stages of development including the metal high wheeled bicycle and tricycle, known as the penny farthing.
For not a single person, except a few enthusiastic Highlandmen, cares a single farthing for such music.
The sleeve front featured the band in piped blazers with a Penny Farthing logo appearing on the rear.
Mr Farthing would make pots on his wheel and once carved a stone statue for the Chigley cookie factory.Advertisement
Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing " .
She began by persuading local working people to support the missions by giving a farthing a week.
I would lose every last farthing I had, I would sleep rough, I would do anything to have my son back.
He's not getting one brass farthing from me, to augment his multi-millions.
Old photos of the local cycle club mounted on penny farthing bikes made us appreciate the comfort of our machines.Advertisement
In 1613, a copper farthing was produced as a silver coin would be too small.
There was an AngloSaxon coin termed stilling, or scylling, worth about fivepence, which is said to be derived from a Teutonic root, skil, to divide, +ling on the analogy of farthing.
The manorial accounts were kept with precision and detail, and we are told that a skilled official could estimate to the utmost farthing the value of the services due from the villein to his lord.
The penny farthing necklace looks lovely as a three-dimensional pendant charm or as a miniature framed photograph art pendant hanging from a gorgeous chain.
Place and profit were comparatively indifferent to him; he declares that he never received a farthing for any of his works except Gulliver's Travels, and that only by Pope's management; and he had so little regard for literary fame that he put his name to only one of his writings.Advertisement
Similarly we may take the farthing as a unit, and invent smaller units, represented either by tokens or by no material objects at all.
Meantime the uttermost farthing was wrung from the wretched fellahin, while they were forced to the building of magnificent public works by unpaid labor.
The sulphate of quinine and the cinchona febrifuge thus produced are issued for the most part to medical officers in the various provinces, to gaols, and to the authorities of native states; but a large and increasing amount is disposed of in the form of 5-grain packets, costing a farthing each, through the medium of the post-offices.
It is believed that such souls continue to be members of the Church of Christ; that they are helped by the suffrages of the living - that is, by prayers, alms and other good works, and more especially by the sacrifice of the Mass; and that, although delayed until "the last farthing is paid," their salvation is assured.
Ten marks, for instance, might be taken as equivalent to a farthing; but 13 marks are not equivalent to anything except one farthing and three out of the ten acts of counting required to arrive at another farthing.Advertisement
For accurate conversion we write iL for each 2s., and ooiL for each farthing beyond 2s., their number being firstincreased by one twenty-fourth.