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Word Meanings - THREEPENCE - Book Publishers vocabulary database

A small silver coin of three times the value of a penny.

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    Having a cross section in the form of an equilateral triangle; -- said especially of a kind of file.
    Denoting pound weight for one thousand; -- used in combination, with respect to nails; as, tenpenny nails, nails of which one thousand weight ten pounds.
    A small North American fresh-water cyprinoid fish (Notropis Whipplei).
    Of or pertaining to three miles; as, the three-mile limit, or the limit of the marine belt of three miles included in territorial waters of a state.
    To cover with silver.
    An old name for the finest and most costly kind of velvet, having a fine, thick pile. I have served Prince Florizel and in my time wore three-pile. Shak.
    One who furnishes matter to public journals at so much a line; a poor writer for hire; a hack writer. Thackeray.
    A vessel of war carrying guns on three decks.
    Somewhat small. G. W. Cable.
    Having three sides, especially three plane sides; as, a three- sided stem, leaf, petiole, peduncle, scape, or pericarp.
    Having three prominent longitudinal angles; as, a three- cornered stem. (more info) 1. Having three corners, or angles; as, a three-cornered hat.
    Nevada; -- a nickname alluding to its silver mines.
    A European trailing herb with roundish, reniform leaves. It is often cultivated in hanging baskets. March, or Water, pennywort. See under March.
    Having three ports; specif.: Designating a type of two-cycle internal-combustion engine in which the mixture enters the crank case through a port uncovered by the piston near the end of its stroke.
    Consisting of three distinct webs inwrought together in weaving, as cloth or carpeting; having three strands; threefold.
    An aromatic herb of Europe; also, a North American plant resembling it in flavor. Bastard pennyroyal See Blue curls, under Blue. (more info) puliall is ultimately derived fr. L. puleium, or pulegium regium (so called as being good against
    Divided into, or consisting of, three parts; tripartite. Three- parted leaf , a leaf divided into three parts down to the base, but not entirely separate.
    An obsequious compliance with the spirit of the times, or the humors of those in power, which implies a surrender of one's independence, and sometimes of one's integrity. Syn. -- Temporizing. -- Timeserving, Temporizing. Both these words are applied
    1. To estimate the value, or worth, of; to rate at a certain price; to appraise; to reckon with respect to number, power, importance, etc. The mind doth value every moment. Bacon. The queen is valued thirty thousand strong. Shak. The king must
    Bearing three flowers together, or only three flowers.
    A devourer or absorber of money. "Law is a lickpenny." Sir W. Scott.
    1. In good season or time; before it is late; seasonably; early. To measure life learn thou betimes. Milton. To rise betimes is often harder than to do all the day's work. Barrow. 2. In a short time; soon; speedily; forth with. He tires betimes
    Something which gets or gains money; a successful affair. Chapman.
    , Sold for a shilling; worth or costing a shilling.
    In a dismal manner; gloomily; sorrowfully; uncomfortably.
    1. Formerly; sometime. That fair and warlike form In which the majesty of buried Denmark Did sometimes march. Shak. 2. At times; at intervals; now and then;occasionally. It is good that we sometimes be contradicted. Jer. Taylor. Sometimes . . .
    The free coinage of silver; often, specif., the free coinage of silver at a fixed ratio with gold, as at the ratio of 16 to 1, which ratio for some time represented nearly or exactly the ratio of the market values of gold and silver respectively.
    An honest fellow. Shak. Bacon.


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