Spinnies
Spinny Spin"ny, n.; pl. {Spinnies}. [OF. espinaye,espinoye, espinei, espanoi, F. ['e]pinaie, from L. spinetum a thicket of thorns, fr. spina a thorn. See {Spine}.] A small thicket or grove with undergrowth; a clump of trees. [Written also {spinney}, and {spinny}.] [1913 Webster]

The downs rise steep, crowned with black fir spinnies. --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster]


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  • spinney — Spinny Spin ny, n.; pl. {Spinnies}. [OF. espinaye,espinoye, espinei, espanoi, F. [ e]pinaie, from L. spinetum a thicket of thorns, fr. spina a thorn. See {Spine}.] A small thicket or grove with undergrowth; a clump of trees. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spinny — Spin ny, n.; pl. {Spinnies}. [OF. espinaye,espinoye, espinei, espanoi, F. [ e]pinaie, from L. spinetum a thicket of thorns, fr. spina a thorn. See {Spine}.] A small thicket or grove with undergrowth; a clump of trees. [Written also {spinney}, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spinny — Spin ny, n.; pl. {Spinnies}. [OF. espinaye,espinoye, espinei, espanoi, F. [ e]pinaie, from L. spinetum a thicket of thorns, fr. spina a thorn. See {Spine}.] A small thicket or grove with undergrowth; a clump of trees. [Written also {spinney}, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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