- noting a nail 2½ inches (64 mm) long.
- costing or amounting to the sum of eight pennies. Symbol: 8d
Origin of eightpenny
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Examples from the Web for eightpenny
The large fivepenny, sixpenny, eightpenny, and shilling often had unusually wide margins when perforated.Peeps at Postage Stamps
Stanley Currie Johnson
Eightpenny finishing nails are the best, three in each board, the heads being driven in to admit of puttying.
From John Blane, during the same year, he purchased 2500 tenpenny nails and the same quantity of eightpenny nails.The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia
C. Malcolm Watkins