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new penny

penny (def 2).
Origin of new penny
First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I could show that the world was less red with khaki or more red with the new penny stamps.

    All Things Considered G. K. Chesterton
  • In his school days Adam Worth had been cheated by another and a bigger boy offering him a new penny for two old ones.

    Remarkable Rogues

    Charles Kingston
  • One evening he ran down the village street with a smile on his face, and a new penny in his pocket.

    Soap-Bubble Stories Fanny Barry
  • It doesn't matter a new penny whether you answer such questions with a nod or a no: the invasion has begun.

  • Then they went down to dinner, and not a word more was said that evening about the new penny by Mr. Palliser.

    The Eustace Diamonds

    Anthony Trollope
  • He wondered if he could have been such a fool as to have mistaken the coin for a new penny.

    Flip's "Islands of Providence" Annie Fellows Johnston
  • The new penny postage is a fortunate measure for the afflicted victim of the dun.

    George Cruikshank's Omnibus George Cruikshank
  • If anything is left over, send it to the proprietor of the new penny paper that is struggling to keep its head above water.

  • "Here ye be, Janice Day, jest as bright as a new penny," said Mrs. Scattergood.

    The Mission of Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • If I walk into a room full of people and place a new penny upon the table in full view of the company, what does the coin do?

    The Handbook of Conundrums Edith B. Ordway
British Dictionary definitions for new penny

new penny

another name for penny (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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