Definitions

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  • adj. Having a value or cost of ninepence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. 2-3/4 in or 7 cm long; -- used of nail size.
  • adj. costing 9 cents (US) or 5 pence (Britain).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. used of nail size; 2 3/4 in or 7 cm long

Etymologies

nine +‎ penny (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The situation of woman was such as to stimulate her ever to neatness in personal appearance, even if the material was but a "ninepenny" calico; and the same may be said to a marked extent of the men.

    Brook Farm

  • Thanks to Ellen, morning-demon, ninepenny, The rabbit and Game of Thrones UK for the links.

    More critics discuss Thrones

  • Well! I don't believe you men know, half the time, whether a lady wears a ninepenny collar or a thread-lace cape worth a thousand dollars.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 33, July, 1860

  • ANOTHER ninepenny acquisition: Chronological Tablets, exhibiting every Remarkable Occurrence from the Creation of the World down to the Present Time.

    As I Please

  • There is no reason why every ninepenny lodging-house should not come up to this standard.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • Mr. Wrenn could hardly keep his feet on the pavement as they scampered to it and got ninepenny seats.

    Our Mr. Wrenn: The Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man

  • Indoors he made baskets of assortments: threepenny, sixpenny, ninepenny and shilling baskets, rather like a bran pie in which everything was a plum.

    The Lost Girl

  • Occasionally he treated himself to threepenny or ninepenny classics, and they usually represented a suppression of potatoes or chops.

    The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories

  • I see a real good ninepenny paper once, all covered over with green brakes.

    Meadow Grass Tales of New England Life

  • We left Musselburgh before the first ninepenny coach was due from Edinburgh for (as Alan said) that was a rencounter we might very well avoid.

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.

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