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 Penny Weddings.Pennyroyal. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Penny Wise.
 
Unwise thrift. The whole proverb is Penny wise-and pound foolish, like the man who lost his horse from his penny wisdom in saving the expense of shoeing it afresh when one of its shoes was loose.   1
 


 Penny Weddings.Pennyroyal. 

 
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