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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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"In that period Pretty Penny offered loans of between $50 and $550 for terms of between 1 and 92 days with an annual interest rate of 365%, or 1% per day with interest compounding daily," the Commission says.
Out of Pennys Oriana, a Haltcliffe Hercules daughter, Pennys Tess sported a beef value of LM+34, a figure comfortably in the top 1pc of recorded animals.
11.48 (261m): Spirit Sea Shell, Shaunas Vision, Glenburn Jimmy, Pennys Chewie (M), Ryecroft Alba Bo (M), Twins Primco (M).
Other heat winners were Mary O'Connor's Minor Mike in 28.51sec, Liam Dowling's duo of Ballymac Coyote in 29.07sec and Ballymac Twitter in 28.51sec, Brendan Maunsell's Cash Is King in 28.58sec, David Flanagan's Blockthiscaller in 28.54sec, Owen McKenna's Farloe Hutch in 28.65sec and Gerry Melia's Pennys Ponyo in 28.45sec.
9.01 (450m): Cloncunny Hi, Darlo Lulebelle, Chetwynd Polly, Morgans Mac (M), Pennys Pawn (M), Fieldhouse Blitz (W).
That made it a great couple of weeks for myself as i have a nice bet on Pennys at 12-1 to win the competition outright.
The jockey said : "I rode out this morning, everything's fine and I am riding Pennys Pride on Wednesday at Doncaster."
4.57 (450m): Cooneen Richie, Kilbarry Lucky, Lisneal Ralph (M), Pennys Chewie (M), Havana Blackbird (M), Slatta Jeff (M).
Heat 4: 1 Rosmon Josh, 2 Promised Money, 3 Aulton Jet, 4 Toolmaker Scot, 5 Ballymac Bigmike (m), 6 Pennys Kong (m).
DAVID NICHOLLS was the trainer to follow yesterday at Ayr, landing a 27- 1 double with Peartree House and Pennys From Heaven.
The Oxford raider was a narrow loser to the highly-rated Pennys Rum when he last raced over track and trip and should have the measure of tonight's rivals.
1.27 (480m): Emers Ace, Pennys Echo, Nalas Berry, Jonathan William, Jumeirah Skippy, Time In Havana.