four bits

four bits

Fifty cents. (One "bit" equals 12.5 cents.) Geez, when I was in school, a soft pretzel only cost four-bits!
See also: bit, four

four-bits

n. fifty cents. (A bit is equal to twelve and one-half cents.) Here’s four-bits. Keep the change.
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David Roberts, 64, spent a fiver on four bits of fried chicken before checking emails in his parked car.
That's when super talented musical sisters Alison and Fiona McNeil prudently decided to take their collective four bits home.
A 100Gb/s transponder typically operates at 33GBd, with each symbol carrying four bits using polarisation-multiplexed (PM) quadrature phase-shift keying (QPSK) modulation.
They store four bits of data per cell, which in comparison with the current three bits per cell represents a 33 percent capacity improvement, the company said.
(iii) Since the watermark for each pixel pair consists of four bits each and P(Y) is also consisted of four bits so R(Y) is XORed with corresponding watermark (A) as
According to various news reports, it appears the censors excised four bits and pieces from the half-hour video Rohani's campaign supplied to state broadcasting as part of the 555 minutes of air time each of the six presidential candidates is allotted.
Aston Villa are again expected to be busy this summer with Bruce looking to offload several high-earning stars while adding 'three or four bits of quality' to help them get out of the Championship.
For example, in [mathematical expression not reproducible], the lower four bits and higher four bits of [a.sub.0,(j+0)%4] correspond separately to the abscissas and ordinates of the table, so that we get the row coordinates of the two-dimensional array, which is equivalent to determining which grid is in Table 1.
When using 16-QAM modulations, each four bits now makes one modulated symbol and the total sixteen types of modulated symbols.
DP-quadrature phase shift keying (DP-QPSK) uses four phases and encodes four bits. Because the modulations on the two polarizations are independent, there are 16 combinations of the bit states.
Only four bits are consequently needed to represent the nine numbers from 0 to 8 ([0000.sub.(2)] to [1000.sub.(2)]), rather than the use of five bits to represent numbers from 23 to 31 ([10111.sub.(2)] to [11111.sub.(2)]); moreover, one more bit can be saved here.
During a 2010 interview, the "Hunger Games" star talked about his favorite foods, saying they were "meat pies and Vegemite" He added: "They don't really have meat pies in the states; they have hot chicken pies, not meat pies," he told Australia's (http://www.girl.com.au/liam-hemsworth-the-last-song-interview.htm) Sunday Style , continuing to gush about Vegemite. "Vegemite, definitely, I had four bits of Vegemite toast this morning!" 
I rode four bits of work and got a nice feel of the horses I'm going to ride this week and next week.
There is a mapping between bit number and Mary QAM, such that 1 bit stands for BPSK, two bits stand for QPSK, three bits stand for 8QAM, four bits stand for 16QAM, and so on.
The former were codes with three bits ("1"), including both end bits, whereas the latter were codes with four bits or more.