from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See penny.
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- n. Following decimalisation, the name given to the coin worth one hundredth of a pound sterling; now known simply as the penny. Symbol: p
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a coin used in Great Britain since 1971 worth one hundredth of a pound
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Anyway, Casey comes in bright as a new penny and says she wants me to merge with Hed-Opticals which she says grossed $277,600 last year, and then together, we'd go after Randolf Opti-cals, the granddaddy of them all — 53 million in sales, quoted on the Big Board, a huge slice of the lens market and lots of cash in the bank — and I said you're crazy but why Randolf?
Then they went down to dinner, and not a word more was said that evening about the new penny by Mr. Palliser.