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[attributive] Costing or worth four pence, especially before decimalization (1971).
- ‘Her favourite punt was a Three Cross; three fourpenny doubles and a fourpenny treble, the princely sum of one shilling and fourpence being the stake.’
- ‘And altogether I paid pretty dear for my monthly fourpenny piece, in the shape of these abominable fancies.’
- ‘Now the fourpenny hop was great old crack as the boys and girls were there in their finery, dressed to kill, as they'd say.’
- ‘Sometimes it seems as if the world and his wife have turned up to add their fourpenny worth.’
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