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Halfpenny, a coin of the value of half a penny: LLL III, 149. V, 2, 563. Hml. II, 2, 282. Plur. “half-pence:” As III, 2, 372. H5 III, 2, 47. Denoting any thing very small: “a h. purse,” Wiv. III, 5, 149. “thou h. purse of wit,” LLL V, 1, 77. “she tore the letter into a thousand halfpence,” Ado II, 3, 147. Adjectively, == of the value of half a penny: “h. loaves,” H6B IV, 2, 71.
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