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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
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.
Thanks to Ellen, morning-demon, ninepenny, The rabbit and Game of Thrones UK for the links.
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.
ANOTHER ninepenny acquisition: Chronological Tablets, exhibiting every Remarkable Occurrence from the Creation of the World down to the Present Time.
There is no reason why every ninepenny lodging-house should not come up to this standard.
Mr. Wrenn could hardly keep his feet on the pavement as they scampered to it and got ninepenny seats.
Indoors he made baskets of assortments: threepenny, sixpenny, ninepenny and shilling baskets, rather like a bran pie in which everything was a plum.
Occasionally he treated himself to threepenny or ninepenny classics, and they usually represented a suppression of potatoes or chops.
I see a real good ninepenny paper once, all covered over with green brakes.
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.