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Penny (in the sense of pound)

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Sixpenny, eightpenny, and tenpenny nails are nails of three sizes. A thousand of the first will weigh six pounds; of the second, eight pounds; of the third, ten pounds.

Penny sometimes expresses the duodecimal part, as tenpenny and elevenpenny silver—meaning silver 10–12ths and 11–12ths fine.

“One was to he tenpenny, another eleven, another sterling silver.”—Weidenfeld: Secrets of the Adepts.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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