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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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Ask that the penny be given back to the first person.
Q: How would things change if we got rid of the penny?
"The Texas Rangers and the detectives believe that those records are material to their investigation and that the removal of the records by Penny prevented them from reviewing documents that would have helped in their investigation of Nassar as well as assisted with the investigation of other offenses that may have occurred at the Karolyi Ranch," the indictment summary stated.
"We are completely overwhelmed by everyone's generosity and the fact that they want to help change Penny's life."
(When Julius Caesar invaded Britain over 700 years earlier he noted that the currency was iron bars, which could either be traded on or put to use.) The origins of the names 'penny' for denarius and 'shilling' for solidus are uncertain but similar words exist in German and other northern European languages.
Find a penny Pick it up And all the day You'll have good luck But this 1893 coin was a great deal more than ordinary run-of-the-mill good fortune; this was eerie and unsettling.
A generous person will give you their last penny, whilst a miser would not give you a penny.
"Easy,'' the clerk cautioned, "Don't put too many in there, some people come in and raid the penny dish to help pay for a pint.''
Presented in the first person the narrative originates with speaker, Penny Falucci, explaining that Me-Me, Penny's grandmother, says heaven is full of fluffy white clouds and angels.
Penny Lane is arguably the most famous lane in the world, thanks to the 1967 double A-side smash hit single.
These days, there's nothing you can buy for a penny. Few vending machines accept them, and using them to pay for pretty much anything is just a hassle.
Building on this information, the coming weeks will feature several awareness-raising initiatives intended to help all Canadians adapt to an environment without the penny, including a dynamic social media campaign by the Royal Canadian Mint kicking off today, the 105th anniversary of the penny s first strike.