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attributive Costing or worth six pence, especially before decimalization (1971).
- ‘Woolworth's was a threepenny and sixpenny store then.’
- ‘Toy horse and foot soldiers came in sixpenny or ninepenny boxes.’
- ‘She takes out a sixpenny piece and presses it into his warm little palm closing her fingers over the money, her fingers over his.’
- ‘Penguin Books began a revolution in publishing with their sixpenny pocket paperbacks, and included in their early lists an edition of Shakespeare.’
- ‘Elocution became a public and private pursuit as sixpenny manuals such as the Honourable Henry H's book sold thousands of copies.’
- ‘I bought a sixpenny box: Camembert never tasted so good again.’
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