penny farthing love

Definitions

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  • n. A type of bicycle popular in the 19th century, with the front wheel far larger than the rear one.

Etymologies

The British penny was a larger coin than the farthing. (Wiktionary)

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  • I don't want to think of what else you might break. They are swell-looking contraptions, though, aren't they?

    October 6, 2007


  • A penny farthing. People used to break their noses riding these things all the time--hit a little rock, and you go straight over the wheel onto your face.

    October 6, 2007

  • So THAT's what these are called! I love it. Although it does make me think of farts.

    October 6, 2007