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PENNY. The name of an English coin of the value of one-twelfth part of a shilling. While the United States were colonies, each adopted a monetary system composed of pounds, shillings, and pence. The penny varied in value in the different colonies.

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Take a penny-size piece of margarine and rub it on your hands so the mixture won't stick to your hands when you form the nests.
Spawned from a moist, unstable air mass that was heated by the desert sun, the storm spared most of the valley but hit Lake Los Angeles with penny-size hail and pounded Lancaster.
In the future, scientists might also use the new microscope to quickly scan teeny bits of data off penny-size compact disks.