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penny

1. (in Britain) a bronze coin having a value equal to one hundredth of a pound
2. (in Britain before 1971) a bronze or copper coin having a value equal to one twelfth of a shilling or one two-hundred-and-fortieth of a pound
3. a former monetary unit of the Republic of Ireland worth one hundredth of a pound
4. (in the US and Canada) a cent
5. a coin of similar value, as used in several other countries

penny, penny-size

1. A unit denoting the length of a nail; for the common nail, and others which have been standardized, it also is an indication of the shank and head diameter.
2. (Abbr. d) A suffix indicating the size of a nail; the size specifies the length of the nail and the number of nails per pound, e.g., a 2d nail is 1 in. long and there are 875 per pound.

penny

finding one by chance in street brings good luck. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
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At around 18 months old, Penny was also diagnosed with Dandy-Walker syndrome, a congenital brain malformation involving the cerebellum - an area at the back of the brain that controls movement - and the fluid filled spaces around it.
Find a penny Pick it up And all the day You'll have good luck
When the penny drops then things become clear, whilst someone in a contemplative mood can be urged to share their thoughts with a penny.
I don't think I've seen a penny rescued from a gutter, even by a kid, since Gary Hart was running for president.
Penny has no desire for dying and Me-Me's portrayal of heaven does not sound all that heavenly for her granddaughter.
I'm hoping Penny will keep the haircut, that's my goal," Cuoco said to (http://tvline.
The Penny Lane Timeline Course has already completed two of its four sessions, but anyone interested can still attend this Wednesday and the following Wednesday at 70 Penny Lane (3pm to 4pm).
It now actually costs the Mint more than a penny to make a penny.
The Government may be planning to do away with the penny coin
But just as the United States has resisted switching to longer-lasting, vending-machine friendly dollar coins, the American penny is likely to have a future.
Over the last decade, New Zealand, Sweden, and Brazil have all retired their lowest-value coins-the equivalents to our penny.