fourpenny


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fourpenny

(ˈfɔːpənɪ)
adj
slang Brit a blow, esp with the fist
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Adj.1.fourpenny - used of nail size; 1 3/8 in or 3.8 cm long
sized - having a specified size
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He had taken me aside one day and promised me a silver fourpenny on the first of every month if I would only keep my "weather-eye open for a seafaring man with one leg" and let him know the moment he appeared.
And altogether I paid pretty dear for my monthly fourpenny piece, in the shape of these abominable fancies.
Assisting Oliver to rise, the young gentleman took him to an adjacent chandler's shop, where he purchased a sufficiency of ready-dressed ham and a half-quartern loaf, or, as he himself expressed it, 'a fourpenny bran!' the ham being kept clean and preserved from dust, by the ingenious expedient of making a hole in the loaf by pulling out a portion of the crumb, and stuffing it therein.
Fourpenny Castle could be another winner from the inside berth in heat two at 7.09, with Kirsty Grayson's dog on a hat-trick having landed heat and final of a similar competition recently.
Enough to spare for a weekly packet of Woodbines, a pint of beer, or perhaps a seat a fourpenny one at the cinema on Wednesday afternoons, if one was careful.
"I actually had my fist back to give him a fourpenny one because I was absolutely incandescent with rage.
And a silver fourpenny piece called a silver groat.
My mother did have to buy me some new ones though and as the ends were sheared it was worth the fourpenny one.
Q I HAVE two silver fourpenny pieces dated 1838 which have holes in them.
Other local pubs and clubs who are supporting the wounded soldiers are the Old Fourpenny Shop Hotel Warwick, The Boar's Head Hampton Lucy, Kenilworth Conservative Club and Burbage Conservative Club.

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