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  • n. Plural form of catchpenny.


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  • She was a frugal woman and we only had one day at the seaside and buckets and spades would be catchpennies, so she bought us a milk can and wooden spoons.

    The Second Coming

  • It was soon translated into every language of Europe -- (Hood used to laugh as he wondered how they would render "Seam and gusset and band," into Dutch); it was printed and sold as catchpennies, printed on cotton pocket-handkerchiefs, it was illustrated and parodied in a thousand ways; and the greatest triumph of all, which brought tears of joy to

    The History of "Punch"

  • The strange far-off oriental words which today scholars discuss, theosophists manipulate, and charlatans employ as catchpennies were common words in the every-day speech of the Hindu people, two or three thousand years ago.

    The Religions of Japan From the Dawn of History to the Era of Méiji

  • And catchpennies are cheap goods priced for quick sale.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol V No 1


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