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ninepenny

[ nahyn-pen-ee; for 2 also nahyn-puh-nee ]
/ ˈnaɪnˌpɛn i; for 2 also ˈnaɪn pə ni /
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adjective
noting a nail 2.75 inches (7 centimeters) long. Symbol: 9d
of the value of ninepence.
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Origin of ninepenny

First recorded in 1820–30; nine + penny
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How to use ninepenny in a sentence

  • You can't expect to get much for the contents of a ninepenny puzzle, not even the price of a cab fare, Pugh.

  • She, like the ninepenny kettle of the song, "is Irish tu," and belongs to the well-known sept of the O'Killinghams.

  • I see a real good ninepenny paper once, all covered over with green brakes.

    Meadow Grass|Alice Brown
  • I heard the clink of approaching glasses—the ninepenny creams.

    The Story of a Bad Boy|Thomas Bailey Aldrich
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