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Brewer's: Dutch Auction

An “auction ” in which the bidders decrease their bids till they come to the minimum price. Dutch gold is no gold at all; Dutch courage is no real courage; Dutch concert is no m…

Penny Drop

The Question: Is it true that if you dropped a penny off the Empire State Building and it hit somebody it could kill him? The Answer: It's a pop…

Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall(Carole Penelope Masciarelli)director, actressBorn: 10/15/1942Birthplace: Bronx, New York Born into a showbiz family, the younger sister of TV producer Garry Marshall landed her first ma…

The Value of 1943 Pennies

The Question: I have heard that 1943 steel pennies are worth a lot of money. I just happen to have one. Any idea how much it's worth? The Answer: …

Brewer's: Penny Hop

(A). A rustic dancing club, in which each person pays a penny to the fiddler. In towns, private dancing parties were at one time not uncommon, the admission money at the doors being one pen…

Brewer's: Penny Dredfuls

Penny sensational papers, which delight in horrors. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Penny-fatherPenny-a-liner A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P …

Brewer's: Penny Gaff

(A). A theatre the admission to which is one penny. Properly a gaff is a ring for cock-fighting, a sensational amusement which has been made to yield to sensational dramas of the Richardson…