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a silver coin of the U.S., equal to five cents, issued 1794–1805 and 1829–73.


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    noun 1. a silver or cupronickel coin of the U.S., equal to 50 cents. 2. a silver or nickel coin of Canada, equal to 50 cents. noun 1. (in the US) a 50-cent piece

  • Half-done

    [duhn] /dʌn/ verb 1. past participle of 1 . 2. Nonstandard. a simple past tense of 1 . auxiliary verb 3. South Midland and Southern U.S. Nonstandard. (used with a principal verb in the past or, sometimes, present tense to indicate completed action): I done told you so. He done eat his lunch. adjective 4. […]

  • Half-dozen

    [half-duhz-uh n, hahf-] /ˈhælfˈdʌz ən, ˈhɑf-/ noun 1. one half of a dozen; six. adjective 2. considering six as a unit; consisting of six. determiner 1. (preceded by a)

  • Half-dressed

    [dres] /drɛs/ noun 1. an outer garment for women and girls, consisting of bodice and skirt in one piece. 2. clothing; apparel; garb: The dress of the 18th century was colorful. 3. formal attire. 4. a particular form of appearance; guise. 5. outer covering, as the plumage of birds. adjective 6. of or for a […]

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