Definition of Tenpenny

1. a. Valued or sold at ten pence; as, a tenpenny cake. See 2d Penny, n.



2. a. Denoting a size of nails. See 1st Penny.

Definition of Tenpenny

1. Adjective. Having a value or cost of tenpence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tenpenny

1. worth tenpence [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tenpenny

tenosynovectomy
tenosynovitides
tenosynovitis
tenosynovitises
tenotome
tenotomes
tenotomies
tenotomy
tenour
tenours
tenous
tenoxicam
tenpence
tenpences
tenpenny (current term)
tenpenny nail
tenpercenteries
tenpercentery
tenpin
tenpin bowling
tenpins
tenpounder
tenpounders
tenrec
tenrecs
tens
tensal
tenscore
tense

Literary usage of Tenpenny

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Personal Adventures and Anecdotes of an Old Officer by James Peter Robertson (1906)
"... experiences—Manchester— A singular old gentleman—Dublin—Prince George of Cambridge and the tenpenny nail—The Smith O'Brien Rebellion—Maryborough—Colonel ..."

2. Excursions Along the Shores of the Mediterranean. by Edward Delaval Hungerford Elers Napier (1842)
"The " Death"—Royal Tar—Colonel G.—Anecdotes —The old hat and tenpenny nails—Bay of Cadiz —Byron—Gaditana houris analyzed—Dense Population—Narrow ..."

3. Report by British Association for the Advancement of Science (1855)
"The author commenced by stating that the advocates of the penny integer delude themselves by assuming that the proposed " English franc" or tenpenny piece, ..."

4. A Biographical History of England: from Egbert the Great to the Revolution by James Granger (1824)
"... with determined resolution, declaring, " That he'd loosen the pope from his chair, though he were fastened thereto with a tenpenny nail. ..."

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