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ninepenny

[nahyn-pen-ee; for 2 also nahyn-puh-nee] /ˈnaɪnˌpɛn i; for 2 also ˈnaɪn pə ni/
adjective
1.
noting a nail 2.75 inches (7 cm) long. Symbol: 9d.
2.
of the value of ninepence.
Origin of ninepenny
1820-1830
1820-30; nine + penny
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  • I heard the clink of approaching glasses—the ninepenny creams.

    The Story of a Bad Boy Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • She, like the ninepenny kettle of the song, "is Irish tu," and belongs to the well-known sept of the O'Killinghams.

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

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