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nuppence & tuppence

nuppence & tuppence

  a twopence-coloured print: Mr T. P. Cook in six of his principal characters     The noun nuppence means no money, nothing. It is composed of the n- of no and the -uppence of tuppence, variant of twopence. The first known user – and perhaps coiner – of this word is the Scottish historian, translator, journalist, lecturer, biographer, anthropologist, poet, and […]

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