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sixpence in Currencies topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsixpencesix‧pence /ˈsɪkspəns/ noun [countable, uncountable]  PECa small silver-coloured coin worth six old pennies, used in Britain in the past
Examples from the Corpus
sixpenceIt costs five shillings and sixpence to go round, and you need an awful lot of those to mend two acres of roof.You're fined sixpence for lip.We will make them work hard for sixpence a day, Though a shilling they deserve if they had their just pay.Anyway I was given sixpence, fourpence for the papers and tuppence for myself.You bet him sixpence he could not eat a maggot and he promptly swallowed a live one and grabbed your tanner.This one had cost him sixpence, a lot out of his ten shillings a week wages, but it was worth it.Sam Fong had contributed three shillings sixpence to the cause.