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Definition of "eightpenny" [eightpenny]

  • Having a value or cost of eightpence. (adjective)

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Use "eightpenny" in a sentence
  • "I asked Papi why they are called tenpenny, eightpenny, an' sixpenny darters, an' he said it was 'cause they looked like nails an' that nails used to be sold by the pennyweight."
  • "His lordship is meekly going to dine at an eightpenny ordinary, his giants in pawn, his men in armor dwindled to “one poor knight,” his carriage to be sold, his stalwart aldermen vanished, his sheriffs, alas! and alas! in gaol!"
  • "Finally she slapped on the table two ‘large teas’ and four slices of bread and dripping — that is, eightpenny-worth of food."
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