fourpenny

adj. Brit. costing four pence, esp. before decimalization.
Phrases and idioms:
fourpenny one colloq. a hit or blow.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • fourpenny — [fôr′pə nē; ] for adj. 2 [ fôr′pen΄ē] adj. 1. costing or valued at fourpence 2. designating a size of nail: see PENNY n. fourpence …   English World dictionary

  • fourpenny — /fawr pen ee, peuh nee, fohr /, adj. 1. Carpentry. a. noting a nail 11/2 in. (3.8 cm) long. b. noting certain fine nails 13/8 in. (3.5 cm) long. Symbol: 4d 2. Brit. of the amount or value of fourpence. [1375 1425; late ME. See FOUR, PENNY] * * * …   Universalium

  • fourpenny — adjective Costing fourpence …   Wiktionary

  • fourpenny — adj. of a nail size; costing 4 pennies, valued at 4 pennies …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fourpenny — four·pen·ny …   English syllables

  • fourpenny one — noun (old slang) A blow or punch • • • Main Entry: ↑four …   Useful english dictionary

  • fourpenny dark — /fɔpəni ˈdak/ (say fawpuhnee dahk) noun cheap alcoholic liquor. {fourpenny of the value of four pence (the original charge per glass) + dark (def. 19) …   Australian English dictionary

  • fourpenny nail — noun a nail 1.5 inches long • Hypernyms: ↑nail * * * noun Etymology: Middle English fourepenynail nail costing fourpence per hundred, from fourepeny fourpenny + nail : a nail 1 3/8 inches long by 15 1/2 gauge …   Useful english dictionary

  • fourpenny one — noun Brit. informal, dated a blow …   English new terms dictionary

  • fourpenny one —  n. Blow …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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