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- n. Plural form of spence.
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I doan wanna speek too soon, buts if fings wurk owt – travel ‘spences won’t b a prollem!
'Well, dey ax, round yere, one fifty, an' 'spences dar an' back; an 'it'm a pile, when you tink we hab used up' most all de new trees. '
"And pays all de heavy 'spences of uniforms an' beer --"
'Yas; but I reckon, bein's as ye set so high on Bony, ye kin go a trifle more'n thet; jest the' spences down yere? '
Newbern I hunt Cale up, an 'I tell him he must study fur de law, shore; an' dat ef he done it, I know'd master Robert would pay de 'spences, out ob lub to de country.'
"Lor, bless ye, stranger, the 'knows th' ab'lisheners ar thar friends, jest so well as ye du; and so fur as thet goes, d---- d ef the 'doan't know I'm one on 'em myseff, fur I tells 'em, ef the' want to put, the 'kin put, an' I'll throw thar trav'lin 'spences inter th' bargin.