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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as spinet.

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Examples

  • So to visit my Lord Crew, who is very sick, to great danger, by an irisipulus; -- [Erysipelas.] -- the first day I heard of it, and so home, and took occasion to buy a rest for my espinette at the ironmonger's by Holborn Conduit, where the fair pretty woman is that I have lately observed there, and she is pretty, and je credo vain enough.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • Street in my way, and there called upon one Hayward, that makes virginalls, and did there like of a little espinette, and will have him finish it for me; for I had a mind to a small harpsichon, but this takes up less room, and will do my business as to finding out of chords, and

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • At noon home to dinner, where is brought home the espinette I bought the other day of Haward; costs me

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • At noon home to dinner, where is brought home the espinette I bought the other day of Haward; costs me L5.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys, Jun/Jul 1668

  • Up betimes, and by coach towards White Hall, and took Aldgate Street in my way, and there called upon one Hayward, that makes virginalls, and did there like of a little espinette, and will have him finish it for me; for I had a mind to a small harpsichon, but this takes up less room, and will do my business as to finding out of chords, and I am very well pleased that I have found it.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys, April 1668

  • So to visit my Lord Crew, who is very sick, to great danger, by an irisipulus; ” [Erysipelas.] ” the first day I heard of it, and so home, and took occasion to buy a rest for my espinette at the ironmonger's by Holborn Conduit, where the fair pretty woman is that I have lately observed there, and she is pretty, and je credo vain enough.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys, Jun/Jul 1668

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