Definitions of Spence

  1. A buttery; a larder; a place where provisions are kept.

Usage examples for Spence

  1. Spence survived the ordeals of the early years and was a member of the first House of Burgesses, in 1619. He probably lost his life in the Indian massacre of 1622. Five persons, names not given, were killed at that time on the Spence farm. – Agriculture in Virginia, 1607-1699 by Lyman Carrier
  2. Spence felt very proud of himself. – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  3. But it isn't to say that Spence would not have. – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  4. " What," asked Professor Spence, " would you call her yourself?" – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  5. Spence began to laugh. – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  6. Spence had never seen eyes like that ... – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  7. " Thank ye kindly, Mistress Spence," came the slow response in the quavering voice of the old man. – Up in Ardmuirland by Michael Barrett
  8. " But-" began Spence, and then he paused. – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  9. Spence died in 1814, and the movement for abolishing the landlords in favour of common ownership languished and stopped. – The Rise of the Democracy by Joseph Clayton
  10. I felt sure you would interest them, Mrs. Spence. – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  11. Spence put me onto it. – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  12. Richard Kingsmill had received 300 acres as had Ensign William Spence and John Fowler. – The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624 by Charles E. Hatch
  13. Moreover, Mr. Spence was plainly under the impression that she too " came up" from New York, and it was impossible not to be a little pleased. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  14. Seems to me, Jennie, if I was runnin' this hotel, I'd have Willie Spence register for the guests, and save 'em the trouble. – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  15. To this class belongs Mr. Skipsey's Carols from the Coal- Fields, a volume of intense human interest and high literary merit, and we are consequently glad to see that Dr. Spence Watson has added a short biography of his friend to his friend's poems, for the life and the literature are too indissolubly wedded ever really to be separated. – Reviews by Oscar Wilde
  16. Suddenly he became aware that Janet Spence was in the room, standing near the door. – Mortal Coils by Aldous Huxley