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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. 2017.
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  • Under directions in the same will, each of the sixty boys also receives a new penny.

  • 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
  • The new penny postage is a fortunate measure for the afflicted victim of the dun.

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

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

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

    The Mission of Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
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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