Six-penny

sixpenny

[siks-pen-ee, -puh-nee]
adjective
1.
of the amount or value of sixpence; costing sixpence.
2.
of trifling value; cheap; paltry.
3.
noting a nail 2 inches (5 cm) long. Symbol: 6d

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see six, -penny

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sixpenny (ˈsɪkspənɪ)
 
adj
(prenominal) (of a nail) two inches in length

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