Definitions starting with C

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copper

[DHS, a penny or a halfpenny] n. 1. an English penny: 1940 Y' cud buy breadfruit two fer copper (Dupuch 61). cf. BIG COPPER, SMALL COPPER

 2. attributive, costing one penny: 1940 Eatin' a slab o'cheese an' two copper rolls (Dupuch 90),

 

Tags: attributive noun, currency, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-14 16:36
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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