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  • n. Plural form of spinney.

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Examples

  • Picketed in the open plain or in the partial shelter of the occasional "spinneys," they stood with ears drooping and tails to the wind, pictures of dejection.

    On the Fringe of the Great Fight

  • Many hangars, spinneys, copses and coverts owe their continued existence to local Hunts.

    John Rentoul today puts Trevor Kavanagh and myself in the...

  • The threat of German invasion in 1940 resulted in 28,000 of these little concrete fortresses being placed in strategic locations - hidden in spinneys on the crests of fields, on the bends of rivers and at road junctions.

    Castles in the Cabbages

  • And through the charred and desolated area—perhaps twenty square miles altogether—that encircled the Martian encampment on Horsell Common, through charred and ruined villages among the green trees, through the blackened and smoking arcades that had been but a day ago pine spinneys, crawled the devoted scouts with the heliographs that were presently to warn the gunners of the Martian approach.

    The War of The Worlds

  • The birds were already chattering in the trees beside my window, all except the nightingale, which had left and flown away to the Weald, where he sings all summer by day as well as by night in the oaks and the hazel spinneys, and especially along the little river Adur, one of the rivers of the Weald.

    The Mowing of a Field

  • In the months after we moved to Brentwood, before I fled Coopers, I would press my nose against the carriage window as my train rattled in or out of the station, staring at the ploughed fields and spinneys that narrowlybut definitely, satisfyinglyseparated the town from what William Cobbett described as the great wenLondons sprawl.

    Fathers & Sons

  • We had become friends and delighted in each others company on our long walks through Kiln Farms fields and spinneys, or sitting on the banks of the Roden waiting for the fish to rise on summer evenings.

    Fathers & Sons

  • Horsell Common, through charred and ruined villages among the green trees, through the blackened and smoking arcades that had been but a day ago pine spinneys, crawled the devoted scouts with the heliographs that were presently to warn the gunners of the Martian approach.

    The War of The Worlds by H. G. Wells: Part 3 | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • The road unwound before them like a reel to a fish, and Royston followed it mile after mile, dodging villages, spinneys, fields, coming closer and closer to Farthing, where Carmichael had no wish to be.

    Farthing

  • "It is lacking a bit of life compared to town," Royston said as he rounded the curve back into the endless fields and spinneys.

    Farthing

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