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penny-farthing

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(Automotive Engineering) Brit an early type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a small rear wheel, the pedals being attached to the front wheel. US name: ordinary
[C20: so called because of the similarity between the relative sizes of the wheels and the relative sizes of the (old) penny and farthing coins]
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IT HAS been almost two years since Liverpool's Royal Court took over the old Penny Farthing pub and vowed to give the tired venue a "theatrical makeover" - and now it's finally finished.
And Imogen Gill impressed judges, Stephen and Tracy Jackson, of the T & Cake cafe in Almondbury, with her penny farthing cake.
Lucy James, aged five, from Stafford, and Simon Morris, from Mr Phoebus, with his Penny Farthing
The eyes of the world were treated to aerial images of stunning artworks, the Bird on a Bike at Rudby Hall and the giant Penny Farthing in Middlesbrough's Albert Park, during the cycling event earlier this month.
There were even some old fashioned modes of transport there, ranging from steam powered engines to the more sedentary penny farthing bicycle.
Penny Farthing consists of bedding elements that can be mixed and matched into ensembles--an approach that Michelle LaRovere, president of Natco's soft textile division, referred to as "organized chaos.
LIKE US ON THE PENNY FARTHING 1 Gramercy Park, Coventry, CV4 9AE.
Runners-up: Gaffacino's in Ystrad Mynach and Penny Farthing Cafe in Cowbridge.
THE Penny Farthing Cafe & Wine Bar in Cowbridge will be supporting Dementia UK's Make Time for a Cuppa campaign to help raise money to support families facing dementia.
A WACKY dad is hoping to make the record books by becoming the first person to ride 25 miles across the Midlands on a penny farthing.
Even a Penny Farthing bicycle entered the race, braving the London fog which led to 50 flights being cancelled at Heathrow airport.