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eightpenny

[ eyt-pen-ee ]
/ ˈeɪtˌpɛn i /
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adjective
noting a nail 2½ inches (6.4 centimeters) long.
costing or amounting to the sum of eight pennies. Symbol: 8d
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Origin of eightpenny

First recorded in 1490–1500; eight + penny (def. 6) (so called because originally one paid eight British pennies for a hundred nails; the term later referred to the size of the nail)
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