Penny father

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Penny father a penurious person; a miser; a niggard. The latter phrase is now obsolete.
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Usage

In literature:

When Penny surveyed the visitor's face she knew why her father's secretary had catalogued him as an underworld character.
"Penny Nichols and the Black Imp" by Joan Clark
Approaching dusk found Penny and her father still several miles from Knob Hill.
"Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery" by Joan Clark
Do you absolutely *want*, then, to throw the last penny that his father earned by his paper into the jaws of this rapacious pack?
"Pandora's Box" by Frank Wedekind
That evening at the dinner table Penny told her father about the unsuccessful trip to Brookport.
"Penny Nichols and the Mystery of the Lost Key" by Joan Clark
Penny, frantic to find her father, did not wish to be delayed by questions.
"Ghost Beyond the Gate" by Mildred A. Wirt
Not to be left behind, Penny quickly followed her father, overtaking him before he had gone very far into the forest.
"The Clock Strikes Thirteen" by Mildred A. Wirt
Alone with her father, Penny grinned at him affectionately.
"The Cry at Midnight" by Mildred A. Wirt
Penny opened the door of her father's private office and stopped short.
"Danger at the Drawbridge" by Mildred A. Wirt
Penny and her father alighted, walking hurriedly toward the front porch.
"Clue of the Silken Ladder" by Mildred A. Wirt
The moment the boy had vanished, Penny hurried into her father's office to learn the outcome of the interview.
"Behind the Green Door" by Mildred A. Wirt
Mrs. Weems soon went to bed, leaving Penny and her father to explore the refrigerator.
"The Secret Pact" by Mildred A. Wirt
Arriving at home, shortly before the dinner hour, Penny found her father there ahead of her.
"The Wishing Well" by Mildred A. Wirt
Penny sank into an upholstered chair in front of her father's desk.
"Hoofbeats on the Turnpike" by Mildred A. Wirt
Neither Penny nor her father spoke of the increasing certainty of rain.
"Guilt of the Brass Thieves" by Mildred A. Wirt
At a stern glance from her father, Penny closed the window again, leaving only a tiny crack for air.
"Voice from the Cave" by Mildred A. Wirt
You have no father, Mrs Jeal, and Old Penny, in answer to a letter of yours, sent the wire.
"The Pagan's Cup" by Fergus Hume
She had gone from the tenement to the corner where her father kept a stand, to beg a penny, and nothing more was known of her.
"Out of Mulberry Street" by Jacob A. Riis
Of course, Florence couldn't touch a penny of her father's money.
"The Million Dollar Mystery" by Harold MacGrath
Father won't have to pay one penny for it.
"Mollie's Prince" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
The sum that her father had left her would have paid for her board and lodging, but she saved every penny she could for the preacher's defence.
"Into the Highways and Hedges" by F. F. Montrésor (Frances Frederica)
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In poetry:

"Her father he had no goods, nor no land,
But begged for a penny all day with his hand;
And yet to her marriage he gave thousands three,
And still he hath somewhat for pretty Bessee.
"The Beggar's Daughter Of Bethnal Green" by Henry Morley
"Her father hee had noe goods, nor noe land,
But beggd for a penny all day with his hand,
And yett to her marriage hee gave thousands three,
And still he hath somewhat for pretty Bessee.
"The Beggar's Daughter of Bednall-Green" by Anonymous British
Poverty wants no pity, only justice!
Pity? Bastard daughter of cunning fathers,
Who like the Pharisees, beating the drum
Ostentatiously for their own sly ends,
Drop a penny in the beggar's hands.
"Poem Of Poverty" by Millosh Gjergj Nikolla
Poverty wants no pity, only justice!
Pity? Bastard daughter of cunning fathers,
Who like the Pharisees, beating the drum
Ostentatiously for their own sly ends,
Drop a penny in the beggar's hands.
"Poem Of Poverty" by Migjeni
And she grew colder and colder, and feared to go home
For fear of her father beating her; and she felt woe-begone
Because she could carry home no pennies to buy bread,
And to go home without pennies she was in dread.
"The Little Match Girl" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

My father used to pay me a penny for every dandelion that I dug up out of his lawn.
Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge.
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