Ninepence
Ninepence Nine"pence, n.; pl. {Ninepences}. 1. An old English silver coin, worth nine pence. [1913 Webster]

2. A New England name for the Spanish real, a coin formerly current in the United States, as valued at twelve and a half cents. [1913 Webster]


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  • ninepence — /nuyn pens , peuhns/, n. 1. (used with a pl. v.) Brit. nine pennies. 2. a former shilling of Great Britain, issued under Elizabeth I for use in Ireland, debased so that it was used in England as a ninepenny piece. [1540 50; NINE + PENCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ninepence — nine·pence …   English syllables

  • ninepence — noun a coin worth nine pennies • Hypernyms: ↑coin …   Useful english dictionary

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  • as right as ninepence — Meaning Origin Curiously, this expression and as nice as ninepence are unrelated. The ninepence here referring to the silver ninepenny pieces that were in common use in England until 1696. ref: Brewer s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, 15th… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • as ninepence — ● near …   Useful english dictionary

  • as nice as ninepence — Meaning Origin Derived from as nice as nine pins . In the game of nine pins the pins are set out in a square. The players insist on this being done accurately, or in old parlance, nicely. ref: Brewer s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, 15th edition …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • right as ninepence —  Absolutely satisfactory …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Ninepences — Ninepence Nine pence, n.; pl. {Ninepences}. 1. An old English silver coin, worth nine pence. [1913 Webster] 2. A New England name for the Spanish real, a coin formerly current in the United States, as valued at twelve and a half cents. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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