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  • n. Plural form of pennyworth.


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  • “Have ye no had pennyworths for your charity?” she said, in spiteful scorn.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • But they do commonly exceed, for who so bold as blind Bayard, and prescribe it by pennyworths, and such irrational ways, as I have heard myself market folks ask for it in an apothecary's shop: but with what success God knows; they smart often for their rash boldness and folly, break a vein, make their eyes ready to start out of their heads, or kill themselves.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Pirates may make cheap pennyworths of their pillage

    The Second part of King Henry the Sixth

  • However, the lands are rich, and, as is observable, it is very good farming in the marshes, because the landlords let good pennyworths, for it being a place where everybody cannot live, those that venture it will have encouragement and indeed it is but reasonable they should.

    A Tour through the Eastern Counties of England, 1722

  • I get magnificent pennyworths at a shop in Cleveland Street, of a very rich quality indeed.

    New Grub Street

  • In those days 'small-coal,' or charcoal, was extensively used amongst the poorer classes, and regularly each morning Britton would shoulder his large sack of the fuel and go his round through the streets, disposing of his burden in pennyworths to the inhabitants.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians

  • For in another place he says, _Many have been ruined by buying good pennyworths.

    One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed

  • The minister that divides the word there, must give lumping pennyworths.

    Highways & Byways in Sussex

  • He means that the cheapness is apparent only, and not real; or the bargain, by straitening thee in thy business, may do thee more harm than good; for in another place he says -- Many have been ruined by buying good pennyworths.

    How to Get on in the World A Ladder to Practical Success

  • For in another place he says, "many have been ruined by buying good pennyworths."

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6


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