- noting a nail 2¼ inches (6 cm) long. Symbol: 7d
Origin of sevenpenny
1350–1400 for earlier sense “costing seven pence”; Middle English; see seven, -penny
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Examples from the Web for sevenpenny
"Sevenpenny for men-servants, sixpenny for women," she explained.Once a Week
Alan Alexander Milne
The Examiner has let down its price from a tenpenny to a sevenpenny.Leigh Hunt's Relations with Byron, Shelley and Keats
Did the mandarins imagine that they were going to stop the sevenpenny, that anything could stop it?
For when there are no six-shilling novels to reprint, obviously there can be no sevenpenny reprints of them.
It is comforting to perceive that this wickedness on the part of the sevenpenny reprint cannot indefinitely continue.