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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPINNEY

Do you remember long ago at the gate over there leading to Drake's Spinney?

As I got to that spinney at the edge of the quarry, I saw Mallalieu and our clerk.

So he found her when he came round the corner of the spinney.

The spinney is cut down to the stumps—even the lilacs and the syringas, to the stumps.

So farewell, spinney; I have promised myself that I will never enter it again.

So they went on to where they could climb the fence into the spinney.

"But that Spinney is elected all the same," she said, dejectedly.

By Jove, you did hop into that roofless house and scamper out of that spinney!

After that the spinney just off the road, and the welcome presence of Tony, Hastings, and the horses.

Then he called to Sir Andrew and led the way across the road and into the spinney.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Old French espinei (Modern French épinaie) "place full of thorns and brambles," from espine (see spine).

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