Definition of Fourpenny

1. Adjective. Used of nail size; 1 3/8 in or 3.8 cm long.

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Definition of Fourpenny

1. Adjective. (dated) Costing fourpence. ¹

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Definition of Fourpenny

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fourpenny

fourhorn sculpins
fourier analysis
fourish
fourlegged
fourling
fourlings
fourmarierite
fourneau
fourness
fournier's gangrene
fourpartite
fourpeat
fourpence
fourpences
fourpennies
fourpenny (current term)
fourpenny nail
fourplay
fourplex
fourplexes
fourposter
fourposters
fourragere
fourrageres
fourragère
fourragères
fourrier
fourriers
fours
fourscore

Literary usage of Fourpenny

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1. A Supplement to Allibone's Critical Dictionary of English Literature and by John Foster Kirk, Samuel Austin Allibone (1891)
"... dead from the press, and was soon consigned to the " fourpenny box" of second-hand dealers. .... fourpenny ..."

2. The Modern Review by Richard Acland Armstrong (1884)
"For this little disk, about the size of a fourpenny piece, while for the most part truly cyclical, Fio. V. Diagram illustrating the Pedigree of the Complex ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the English Courts of Common Law by Great Britain Bail Court (1870)
"All the witnesses for the prosecution, except the inspector of coin for the Mint, called it a fourpenny pita. The inspector called it a groat, ..."

4. The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette (1843)
"A fourpenny piece, about the one-twentieth of an inch, under a silver plate for eleven days, gave scarcely a perceptible spectrum ; though a farthing, ..."

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