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 Penny Dreadfuls.Penny Gaff (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Penny-father (A).
 
A miser, a penurious person, who “husbands” his pence   1
       
“Good old penny-father was glad of his liquor.”
       
Pasquil: Jests (1629).
 


 Penny Dreadfuls.Penny Gaff (A). 

 
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