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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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Now a penny-size sensor may be able to sniff out a bomb like the ones used in the London attacks by looking for one of its basic ingredients.
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.
In the future, scientists might also use the new microscope to quickly scan teeny bits of data off penny-size compact disks.