Farthing

Far"thing

(?), n. [OE. furthing, AS. ferung, fr. fera fourth, fer, fewer, four. See Four.] 1. The fourth of a penny; a small copper coin of Great Britain, being a cent in United States currency.
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2. A very small quantity or value. [Obs.]
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In her cup was no farthing seen of grease.
Chaucer.
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3. A division of land. [Obs.]
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Thirty acres make a farthing land; nine farthings a Cornish acre; and four Cornish acres a knight's fee.
R. Carew.
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