American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth 1746-1825. American diplomat. As a minister to France (1797) he refused to offer a bribe to French negotiators, causing the conflict known as the XYZ Affair. His cousin Charles Pinckney (1757-1824) made important contributions to the U.S. Constitution.
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“Castle Pinckney is located on the southern extremity of a narrow slip of marsh land, which extends in a northerly direction to Hog Island Channel.”
“Hell Mi actually and went to school in Pinckney. .are you anywhere near there?”
“It was the anger which brings with it perfect recklessness, akin to that which had seized her the day in Ireland when in her rage over Rafferty's dismissal she had called Pinckney a Beast.”
“A curious anecdote is related of this original Pinckney, which is about all that is now known of him.”
“Why," says I, "mostly Wall Street men, with a sprinklin 'of afternoon tea Johnnies, such as Pinckney here.”
“Keep history in mindSo the next time newly elected tea party proponents talk about freezing the debt ceiling in order to "starve the beast" of national government, keep the arguments of Federalists such as Pinckney in mind.”
“Pinckney," says I, as we was puttin 'up in Newport, "you know all sorts of crackerjacks.”
“Pinckney," said Williams, "come and assist me in this estimate.”
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