[ten-pen-ee, -puh-nee]
noting a nail 3 inches (7.6 cm) in length. Symbol: 10d.
worth or costing 10 cents.

1400–50; late Middle English; see ten, penny

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tenpenny (ˈtɛnpənɪ)
(US), (Canadian) (prenominal) (of a nail) three inches in length

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Example sentences
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.
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