[ UK /θɹˈiːpənˌi/ ]
  1. used of nail size; 1 1/8 in long
  2. of trifling worth
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How To Use threepenny In A Sentence

  • They also included a selection of threepenny bits, a 1916 halfpenny and a penny piece from 1921.
  • They also included a selection of threepenny bits, a 1916 halfpenny and a penny piece from 1921.
  • The coins were pennies and silver threepenny bits dating from the early years of the twentieth century. SOMEWHERE EAST OF LIFE
  • Woolworth's was a threepenny and sixpenny store then.
  • Traveller's first word of reply was straight from the threepenny stalls at the music-halls. ANTI-ICE
  • As the author of "The Threepenny Opera," Brecht would surely have approved of it, and I also think he would have liked the musical settings by Mike Przygoda and Mikhail Fiksel of his lyrics, which are played with raggle-taggle abandon by a band whose randomly dressed members, much like the actors, give the charming impression of having poked their heads into the theater out of curiosity. Deadly Serious Comedy
  • At this foreshadowing of a desolate decease, the wicked old boy would whine and whimper, and would sit shaking himself into the lowest of low spirits, until such time as he could shake himself out of the house and shake another threepennyworth into himself. Our Mutual Friend
  • This is his best place for his night's dram, and I've a threepenny ordinary for those I like the looks of. MAN'S LOVING FAMILY
  • After the doctor had left the wife told the daughter to run and fetch threepennyworth of brandy for her father. More Toasts
  • In the middle of the morning, when Mrs. Baines was pricing new potatoes at a stall at the top end of the Square, and Constance choosing threepennyworth of flowers at the same stall, whom should they both see, walking all alone across the empty corner by the Bank, but Sophia Baines! The Old Wives' Tale
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