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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Farthing  \Far"thing\,  n.  [OE.  furthing,  AS  fe['o]r[eth]ung,  fr 
  fe['o]r[eth]a  fourth  fe['o]r,  fe['o]wer,  four  See  {Four}.] 
  1.  The  fourth  of  a  penny;  a  small  copper  coin  of  Great 
  Britain,  being  a  cent  in  United  States  currency. 
 
  2.  A  very  small  quantity  or  value.  [Obs.] 
 
  In  her  cup  was  no  farthing  seen  of  grease. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  A  division  of  land.  [Obs.] 
 
  Thirty  acres  make  a  farthing  land;  nine  farthings  a 
  Cornish  acre;  and  four  Cornish  acres  a  knight's  fee. 
  --R.  Carew. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  farthing 
  n  :  a  former  British  bronze  coin  worth  a  quarter  of  a  penny 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Farthing 
  (1.)  Matt.  10:29;  Luke  12:6.  Greek  assarion  i.e.,  a  small  _as_, 
  which  was  a  Roman  coin  equal  to  a  tenth  of  a  denarius  or 
  drachma,  nearly  equal  to  a  halfpenny  of  our  money. 
 
  (2.)  Matt.  5:26;  Mark  12:42  (Gr.  kodrantes),  the  quadrant,  the 
  fourth  of  an  _as_,  equal  to  two  lepta,  mites.  The  lepton  (mite) 
  was  the  very  smallest  copper  coin. 
 




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