from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Valued at, selling for, or worth sixpence.
- adj. Of little worth; paltry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Worth six pennies.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of the value of, or costing, sixpence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Worth or costing sixpence: as, a sixpenny loaf.
- Hence, paltry; petty; cheap; worthless.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of trifling worth
And as they came in sixpenny numbers weekly, he had about as many hours to read as other boys spend in play.
Some of us play solitaire, some read a "sixpenny", some doze or try to talk in bad
He told his mother about his thinking perhaps the fairies had brought the "sixpenny," and she explained to him that now-a-days, alas! that was hardly likely to be the case, though she seemed quite to understand his fancying it, and did not laugh at him at all.
"sixpenny"; but he had promptly "trapped" his way to the head of the class, and so into the more noble "tenpenny," which he entered before he was six.
His pieces are, he says, an attempt to produce 21st-century equivalents of these Victorian numbers, which may or may not incorporate ideas from the original sixpenny editions.
Each was clad in a sixpenny undershirt and wrapped about the loins with a strip of cloth.
I don't know, but if'n it was ME, I'd make it so that tenpenny darters was bigger'n sixpenny darters.
Eightpenny darters hurt when they bite, an' sixpenny darters will draw blood, but the tenpenny darters don't hurt at all.
I asked Papi why they are called tenpenny, eightpenny, an' sixpenny darters, an' he said it was 'cause they looked like nails an' that nails used to be sold by the pennyweight.
That's why tenpenny darters are SMALLER than sixpenny darters.