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ninepence

[nahyn-pens, -puh ns] /ˈnaɪnˌpɛns, -pəns/
noun
1.
(used with a plural verb) British, nine pennies.
2.
a former shilling of Great Britain, issued under Elizabeth I for use in Ireland, debased so that it was used in England as a ninepenny piece.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; nine + pence
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