Definitions

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  • adj. Having a value or cost of fourteenpence.

Etymologies

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fourteen +‎ penny

Examples

  • Get it filled next door -- Sol's Arms -- the Lord Chancellor's fourteenpenny.

    Bleak House

  • Get it filled next door — Sol’s Arms — the Lord Chancellor’s fourteenpenny.

    Bleak House

  • "Not so, Sancho," answered Teresa, "the best way is to marry her to her equal; for if you lift her from clouted shoes to high heels, and instead of her russet coat of fourteenpenny stuff, give her a farthingale and petticoats of silk, and instead of plain Molly and thou she be called madam and your ladyship, the girl will not know where she is and will fall into a thousand mistakes at every step, showing her homespun country stuff."

    Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote

  • "But, I say," he whispers, with his eyes screwed up, after tasting it, "this ain't the Lord Chancellor's fourteenpenny.

    Bleak House

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