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noun as in red cent

noun as in two bits

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The first bikes were penny farthings–they had no gears at all, just a direct drive with a ratio determined by the wheel’s diameter, hence their zany appearance.

It is believed the couple were visiting royal obstetrician Alan Farthing.

His impression is that I was really steering and trying to drop into the Farthing Down beeches.

As the Farthing Doll spoke, a very clever idea came into his head.

Farthing: three men hanging on a gallows; "The three Thomases, 1796."

It was consecrated on January 13, 1908, by Bishop Farthing, being his first official act.

Farthing Down stretches for nearly three miles north and south, and under its southern slope lies the little village of Chaldon.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to farthing, such as: cent, copper penny, hill of beans, and penny.

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