Tenpenny
Tenpenny \Ten"pen*ny\, a. Valued or sold at ten pence; as, a tenpenny cake. See 2d {Penny}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tenpenny — Ten pen*ny, a. Denoting a size of nails. See 1st {Penny}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tenpenny — [ten′pen΄ē, ten′pə nē] adj. 1. worth ten (esp. Brit.) pennies 2. designating a nail three inches long …   English World dictionary

  • Tenpenny — Recorded in several forms including Tenpenny, Twinpenny, Townpenny and Tunpenny, this very unusual surname is probably English, but perhaps of French origins. It would seem to be locational and possibly from the town of Tupigny in Flanders. It is …   Surnames reference

  • tenpenny — I. pənē, ni; ˌpenē adjective Etymology: ten (I) + penny : amounting to, worth, or costing tenpence II. noun 1. : a tenpenny token or coin 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • tenpenny — adjective Date: 1592 amounting to, worth, or costing 10 pennies …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tenpenny — /ten pen ee, peuh nee/, adj. 1. noting a nail 3 in. (7.6 cm) in length. Symbol: 10d. 2. worth or costing 10 cents. [1400 50; late ME; see TEN, PENNY] * * * …   Universalium

  • tenpenny — adjective Having a value or cost of tenpence …   Wiktionary

  • tenpenny — ten·pen·ny …   English syllables

  • tenpenny — ten•pen•ny [[t]ˈtɛnˌpɛn i, pə ni[/t]] adj. 1) bui noting a nail 3 in. (7.6 cm) in length. Symbol: 10d 2) worth or costing ten cents • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • Tenpenny Joke — Infobox musical artist Name = Tenpenny Joke Img capt = Background = group or band Origin = Flagicon|AUS Melbourne, Australia Genre = Rock Alternative Years active = 1997–present Label = Shock Records URL = [http://www.tenpennyjoke.com/ Official… …   Wikipedia

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