• WordNet 3.6
    • n spinney a copse that shelters game
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Spinney Same as Spinny.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spinney A small wood with undergrowth; a clump of trees or shrubs; a small grove or shrubbery.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Spinney a small thicket with underwood
    • Spinney . See under Spine.
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In literature:

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"The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914 - 1919" by W.C.C. Weetman
As I got to that spinney at the edge of the quarry, I saw Mallalieu and our clerk.
"The Borough Treasurer" by Joseph Smith Fletcher
There's a gang of poachers clearing the Long Spinney, and it will break his heart.
"Burr Junior" by G. Manville Fenn
Spinney, where are the papers?
"Newton Forster" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Patches of wood in places, spinney size for the most part.
"The Doings of the Fifteenth Infantry Brigade" by Edward Lord Gleichen
There was a long spinney rather than a wood stretching down a bottom, through which a brook ran.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
Close to the Spinney.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
He was horribly afraid; he skulked in the jungle like a wary old fox in a trusty spinney.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
Macheson threw his remaining rug over the prostrate figure, and, lighting his pipe, strolled out into the spinney.
"The Missioner" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Hill and dale, hedge and wall, copse and spinney, O demn!
"Our Admirable Betty" by Jeffery Farnol

In news:

Dropping its original Dutch design, Van Dyke Spinney developers have opted for a Craftsman look for their proposed 216-unit retirement community.
The Spinney Brothers take the stage Friday at Pennyroyal Opera House in Fairview.
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Caroll Spinney and his alter ego, "Sesame Street" icon Big Bird.
George Michael Spinney , 63, of 320 Crescent Park, Warren, died on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, while staying in Birmingham, Alabama.
Spinney was born July, 2, 1948, in Warren, Pa.
The son of Lewis C and Elizabeth Blair Spinney .
Eberlein, Holmes, Spinney , and Sprung.
A long, fun day at the races and, oh, the winner was Jonathan Spinney .
Jonathan Spinney looks on from the base of the ramp as his Superthunderstingcar is nursed toward the start position by the Crushco pit crew.
Word of Spinney 's bold report and his updates over the next few years quickly spread within the Air Force.
But all of Spinney 's information was based on Pentagon documents and was confirmed by the Pentagon to be accurate.
Spinney 's superiors were hesitant to give in to pressure to made the report public.
Bill Moyers Interviews Chuck Spinney .