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1An amount of something that is worth or costs twopence.‘twopenn'orth of twist’
- ‘Last Saturday night me and my little Emma here, we sold 7 pounds worth of whelks between eight and half past eleven o'clock - and almost all in penn'orths and twopenn'orths - a few, hap'orths, but not many.’
- ‘With a penn'orth of ceiling white, twopenn'orth of lime and a penn'orth of colour powder plus the enforced help of two very reluctant sisters, the house was re-decorated.’
- 1.1A paltry or insignificant amount.
- ‘He might have made it, too, had his twopenn'orth of talent been matched by more than a ha'porth of speed.’
- ‘There then followed 15 days of denials, plus various ‘friends’ chipping in their twopenn'orth.’
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