penn'orth


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penn'orth

(ˈpɛnəθ)
n
old-fashioned Brit another name for pennyworth
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Noun1.penn'orth - the amount that can be bought for a penny
worth - an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value; "10 dollars worth of gasoline"
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She bakes such stunning murphies, we'll have a penn'orth each for tea.
"What college," pursues Bagnet, "could you set up in life--with two penn'orth of white lime--a penn'orth of fuller's earth--a ha'porth of sand--and the rest of the change out of sixpence in money?
I put that enlightened object before him, and now he can turn his honest halfpenny by the three penn'orth a week.'
My mother gets a good penn'orth wi' picking feathers an' things; an' if she eats nothin' but bread-an'-water, it runs to fat.
Of the latter commodity he had always a grim little heap, on which lay a little wooden measure which had no discernible inside, and was considered to represent the penn'orth appointed by Magna Charta.
ON the subject of women becoming football managers I would like to add my own two penn'orth to the debate.
MY two penn'orth is to back KING'S ADVICE in the Betfair Exchange Northumberland Plate Handicap (3.35, ITV) at Newcastle today.
HAVING noticed and agreed with the recent moans in these pages about Loughborough's town-centre bus stops, may I put in my own two penn'orth? Since the combination of the county council and Charnwood Council stole our bus station and spread the towncentre stops to all points of the compass, I've become a frequent user of the Aumberry Gap stop, this being the first en route out of town served by all southbound services.
I had an embargoed preview of this momentous news on Wednesday night ready to add my two penn'orth to the debate the following morning on BBC Radio Wales.