eightpenny


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eightpenny

(ˈeɪtpənɪ)
adj
(Currencies) costing eight pennies
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eight•pen•ny

(ˈeɪtˌpɛn i)

adj.
noting a nail 2½ in. (64 mm) long.
[1490–1500]
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Adj.1.eightpenny - used of nail size; 2 1/2 in or 6.4 cm long
sized - having a specified size
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References in classic literature ?
For the eightpenny dinners were the scorn of the neighbourhood, and strangers were rare in the wine shop of Emil Sachs.
"This, I presume," he remarked, "is not where you serve the eightpenny table d'hote?"
If the ghost of his grandfather, Sir, was to rise before him this minute, he'd ask him for the loan of his acceptance on an eightpenny stamp.'