Farthings sentence example

farthings
  • Per contra the tax was wholly unfelt, a shilling a quarter only affecting an average family of four persons to the extent of three shillings per annum, or about three farthings a week, while it was paid little by little, as Adam Smith explains with regard to indirect taxes in general.
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  • Thus we get successive multiplication; but it represents quite different operations according as it is due to repetition, in the sense of § 34, or to subdivision, and these operations will be exhibited by different diagrams. Of the two diagrams below, A exhibits the successive multiplication of £3 by 20, 12 and 4, and B the successive reduction of £3 to shillings, pence and farthings.
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  • Throughout the Medieval period and into the 17th century, too few silver farthings were issued.
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  • Reply from Carole:- Carole writes, " They used to give a farthings worth of dressmaking pins instead of a farthings worth of dressmaking pins instead of a farthing!
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  • A debt of a thousand pounds is not discharged by two or three brass farthings.
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  • It was the first bi-metallic coin issued in the UK since the tin farthings with a copper plug in 1692.
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  • Smaller coins - one third and one quarter farthings - were minted mainly for use in some British colonies.
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