1. used of nail size; 1 3/8 in or 3.8 cm long
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How To Use fourpenny In A Sentence

  • Hundreds of women began as the eighteenth century drew on to add to their pin money, or to come to the rescue of their families by making translations or writing the innumerable had novels which have ceased to be recorded even in text – books, but are to be picked up in the fourpenny boxes in the Charing Cross Road. A room of one's own
  • Fortitude and keep a clerk busy for one hour while she picks out half a dozen fourpenny nails. Main Street
  • Sometimes it seems as if the world and his wife have turned up to add their fourpenny worth.
  • Tom, Dick, or Harry, on the strength of fourpenny slippers, tampering with it. DAN CULLEN, DOCKER
  • That brute Cullam fetched him a fourpenny one, poor little devil.
  • From above the latitude of Geneva a foreigner was, if not respected, at least human, but a foreigner from below was undoubtedly ‘fourpenny,’ if not less. On Forsyte 'Change
  • A fourpenny foreign adventurer! she ought to thank me on her knees. On Forsyte 'Change
  • Her favourite punt was a Three Cross; three fourpenny doubles and a fourpenny treble, the princely sum of one shilling and fourpence being the stake.
  • When Istra opened the door, after tapping, the living-room was occupied by seven people, all interrupting one another and drinking fourpenny ale; seven people and a fog of cigarette smoke and a tangle of papers and books and hats. Our Mr. Wrenn
  • At his smile they were embarrassed, and she went back to writing her note while he rummaged for a fourpenny nail. BARN BLIND
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