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See definition of spinney on Dictionary.com
  • as inbrush
  • as ingrove

synonyms for spinney

  • scrub
  • thicket
  • bracken
  • brushwood
  • chaparral
  • coppice
  • copse
  • cover
  • dingle
  • fern
  • gorse
  • grove
  • hedge
  • sedge
  • shrubbery
  • undergrowth
  • underwood
  • boscage
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How to use spinney in a sentence

Do you remember long ago at the gate over there leading to Drake's Spinney?
DROSSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
On the one side the hedge was high, but on the other there was a slight gap leading into a thick spinney.
ANIMAL GHOSTSELLIOTT O'DONNELL
"Spinney is not such a bad fellow at bottom," I replied, albeit touched by the warm partisanship of my wife.
THE OPINIONS OF A PHILOSOPHERROBERT GRANT
I made this discovery in a spinney, or copse, near a small tarn some half mile to the eastward of Fernbridge's precincts.
FIBBLE, D. D.IRVIN SHREWSBURY COBB
Pickersdyke halted his little command behind the remains of a spinney and went forward to reconnoitre.
SERVANTS OF THE GUNSJEFFERY E. JEFFERY
"I tell m'lud that the spinney's quite fresh, sir," said Hemmings, touching his cap respectfully.
THE TIGRESSANNE WARNER
Just about dusk a hail of bullets came upon our party from a small spinney of fir trees on the side of a hill.
TOMMY ATKINS AT WARJAMES ALEXANDER KILPATRICK
He had to go into the spinney near the house to a well, and being warm disliked turning out.
THE WHITE PEACOCKD. H. (DAVID HERBERT) LAWRENCE
Skirting the spinney, we followed the brook course, and came at last to the quarry fence.
THE WHITE PEACOCKD. H. (DAVID HERBERT) LAWRENCE
The spinney opened out; the ferns were serenely uncoiling, the bluebells stood grouped with blue curls mingled.
THE WHITE PEACOCKD. H. (DAVID HERBERT) LAWRENCE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SPINNEY

  • boscage
  • bracken
  • brushwood
  • chaparral
  • coppice
  • copse
  • cover
  • dingle
  • fern
  • gorse
  • grove
  • hedge
  • scrub
  • sedge
  • shrubbery
  • spinney
  • thicket
  • undergrowth
  • underwood
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.