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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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11.57 (450m): Kilbarry Lucky, Millwood Jib, Dance Dolly, Alien Canyon (M), Pennys Minty (M), Out Of Service (M).
Blush Tulip Coat [euro]35, in stores from October, Pennys
Got to be reading my GCSE results page The Bad Pennys play the Jade Wright stage at Eric's over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Held each year, the grottos have been made by two Christmas fairies, alias Linzi Morgan and Margaret Ladkin, chairman and secretary of the Pennys group.
Burgess Lucia clocked 28.67sec when beating Pennys Lauren by a length in the first heat, while Burgess Sarah also dictated the second heat as she won by seven lengths from Shes Ordinary in 28.61sec.
TOMMY'S TIPS SHELBOURNE Heat 1 - Holdemspy; Heat 2 - Metro Jack; Heat 3 - Droopys Nidge; Heat 4 - Paradise Silva; Heat 5 - Deanridge Pennys; Heat 6 - Hawaii Kinsale; Heat 7 - European Queen; Heat 8 - Tyrur Sugar Ray; Heat 9 - Mind The Net; Heat 10 - Borneo; Heat 11 - Green Prince; Heat 12 - Skywalker Puma.
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Step up Irish high-street hero Pennys who have just released images of their new SS13 fashion collection.
At this youngstock sale, cattle were offered from the Rachels herd of Mark Woolhouse, Staveley Wold, North Dalton, Driffield, from the Scorboro herd of Jim and Richard Bloom, Decoy Farm, Scorborough, Driffield and from the Pennys herd of Paul Walker, Wilfholme Farm, Watton, Driffield.
Her mid-winter spree continued as Smart Spirit and Pennys Pride both justified favouritism.