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tenpenny

[ten-pen-ee, -puh-nee] /ˈtɛnˌpɛn i, -pə ni/
adjective
1.
noting a nail 3 inches (7.6 cm) in length. Symbol: 10d.
2.
worth or costing 10 cents.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see ten, penny
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Examples from the web for tenpenny
  • Syncing stinks, battery life is anemic, and audio is as mellifluous as a blender filled with tenpenny nails.
  • tenpenny is the subject of this week's restaurant review.
  • Metal detectors cannot tell a mine from a tenpenny nail.
  • For a time she bit candy, but this was expensive, so she now bites tenpenny nails.
British Dictionary definitions for tenpenny

tenpenny

/ˈtɛnpənɪ/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) (US & Canadian) (of a nail) three inches in length
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