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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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May called the gift "stingy" but added: "I'm not really suprised - Irene and Ron always did watch the pennies.
The centre also predicts slow growth in household spending as cash-strapped families continue to watch the pennies.
He may be a pensioner, but he will not need to watch the pennies this winter with this money supplementing his state pension.
He knows if you watch the pennies, the pounds will look after themselves.
So he has no idea what it's like to depend on benefits, to watch the pennies every week.
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The Queen, who has private apartments at the 775 room palace, may watch the pennies but she is no stranger to gadgets.