- noting a nail 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) long.
- noting certain fine nails 1.375 inches (3.5 cm) long. Symbol: 4d
- fourier, jean baptiste joseph, baron,
Origin of fourpenny
Examples from the Web for fourpenny
Put a little wax on the nail of the middle finger of the right hand, and take a fourpenny piece into the palm of the same hand.
By an oversight a stereo of the penny value was dropped into the fourpenny plate and a fourpenny into the penny plate.Stamp Collecting as a Pastime|Edward J. Nankivell
"I'd be happy to pay for a pint," said Mrs. Demijohn, fingering a fourpenny bit so that he might see it.Marion Fay|Anthony Trollope
These you may long for, but you certainly will never find them in the fourpenny box.
How does that agree with a fourpenny tax on a four-pound loaf of bread?Through South Africa|Henry M. Stanley