What does the word twopenny mean?

Usage examples for twopenny

  1. The result to the fortunate proprietor was a substantial one; his house became known and for many years kept up its reputation on the deformity of a twopenny shell- fish. – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  2. We had no cheap twopenny and penny toys then, for it was long before Christmas trees became generally known in England. – Tales of the Toys, Told by Themselves by Frances Freeling Broderip
  3. He was rather a strong partisan, and, having a brilliant vein of poetical satire, he wrote in 1813 The Twopenny Post Bag- the best satiric verse of the poetical kind since the Anti- Jacobin, and the best on the Whig side since the Rolliad. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury