pennywinkle

pennywinkle

(ˈpɛnɪˌwɪŋkəl)
adj
1. (Plants) dialect another name for periwinkle2
2. (Colours) dialect another name for periwinkle2
References in classic literature ?
If I find it necessary to carry you away, pick-a-back, o' course I shall leave it the least bit o' time possible afore you; but allow me to express a hope as you won't reduce me to extremities; in saying wich, I merely quote wot the nobleman said to the fractious pennywinkle, ven he vouldn't come out of his shell by means of a pin, and he conseqvently began to be afeered that he should be obliged to crack him in the parlour door.
We also had a pennywinkle man come round and he sold them by the pint.
MANY letters have been published on the rag and bone man and his goldfish, but do other readers remember the periwinkle man, or pennywinkle man, as we kids of 40s and 50s would call him?
I REMEMBER the rag and bone man, pennywinkles, balloons and goldfish, though not the plastic toys.
Richards's fondness for children/Florence, is translated directly to Susan's fondness of pennywinkles and her indigestion.
I cannot remember what he gave you for your rags when he came round with his horse and cart, but on Sundays he came with the same cart selling pennywinkles.