from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a value or cost of tenpence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Valued or sold at ten pence. See 2d penny, n.
- adj. Denoting a size of nails. See 1st penny.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Valued at or worth ten pence.
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.
This is explained as meaning that "tenpenny" nails, for example, cost tenpence a hundred.
"tenpenny" points, with only the miserable consolation that the company were not honest.
It wasn't even a proper day hunt, just an hour between dinner and dark, when I traded the sledge and the tenpenny nails I was pounding to build trout habitat for the Michigan DNR for my 97 Winchester pump.
You would get ten tenpenny nails for a penny an' six sixpenny nails.
Sometimes he rats me out to Mami an' I get in trouble, but sometimes he's helpful—like the times I forget to bring a wagon when I get tenpenny darters for Papi.
Eightpenny darters hurt when they bite, an' sixpenny darters will draw blood, but the tenpenny darters don't hurt at all.
That's why tenpenny darters are SMALLER than sixpenny darters.
I don't know, but if'n it was ME, I'd make it so that tenpenny darters was bigger'n sixpenny darters.
The tenpenny darters have tiny teeth that are too small to hurt you.