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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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This classy young animal was sired by Pennys Nimrod, a Ronick Hawk son who himself displays excellent figures for milk, growth and muscle.
Subs note: Pennys is a PTA group and somehow stands for People's efforts in fundraising through the year for the school - hence I just refer to it as Pennys.
Alan Dempsey was on board Pennys Pride and he needed to resort to some strong riding to justify odds of 2-9 in the concluding bumper.
The home of fashion bargains, Pennys gives us a look at what's to come for Spring Summer 2011.
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.
Graham Holland, Pat Curtin, Liam Dowling and Fraser Black have yet to confirm plans, but two new names could appear on the scene in the form of Eugene and Rosemary Price who handle Ireland's new track star Deanridge Pennys.
uk Grey waistcoat, EUR37, Monsoon Dungarees, EUR10, Pennys Polka dot mac, EUR17.
But prefer this chances of the more reliable Pennys Shadow.
IT has been apparent for some time that Deanridge Pennys is a huge talent, and he picked the proper stage to prove it beyond doubt when turning in a powerpacked performance to win the final of the Joe Dunne Memorial Puppy Stake over 525y at Shelbourne Park on Saturday.