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fortypenny

[ fawr-tee-pen-ee ]
/ ˈfɔr tiˌpɛn i /
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adjective
being 5 inches (13 centimeters) long: a fortypenny nail.Symbol: 40d
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Origin of fortypenny

First recorded in 1760–70; forty + penny (def. 6)
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