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penny

n. a police officer. (A play on copper. See the note at copper.) The penny over on the corner told the boys to get moving.
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Time is everything for Penny at the moment so we don't have time to wait around for a hospital referral," added Kerry.
That man, as a boy in short pants, could have had a nice treat in a sweet shop with my Indian Head penny, this penny already two decades old in his childhood.
A pretty penny is a lot of money; pennies from heaven bring unexpected but welcome financial benefits; by looking after the pennies you will look after the pounds and show yourself to be someone who can concentrate on saving small amounts to lead to larger sums; and in for a penny in for a pound represents wholehearted commitment to something.
I grew up in the era of penny candy, and even in those days, I don't recall anyone buying a single piece.
Penny's father is deceased and Penny and her mother and grandparents live in a house that is generally pretty quiet.
It is well documented that Lennon and McCartney would meet up with the other band members at the Penny Lane and Smithdown Road bus terminus.
And some cherish the penny because of who's on it: the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln--one of our country's most beloved leaders.
Eliminating the penny would be a reminder of how deeply the value of American money has eroded over time.
But there's more to like about the penny besides nostalgia, says Americans for Common Cents.
Penny haters insist they are motivated by unalloyed Taylorist logic.
If this were all the book had to offer the author's language and pacing would be enough to carry it forward but Penny con-fronts not only the fear prompted by her brush with death she also discovers pockets of shameful judgments she holds about people.
99 cents and the metal in a penny costs the Mint 1.
In the past week, the average UK price of petrol has risen a fifth of a penny to 86.