Spence

Spence

(?), n. [OF. despense, F. dpense, buffet, buttery, fr. OF. despendre to spend, distribute, L. dispendere, dispensum. See Dispense, Spend.] 1. A place where provisions are kept; a buttery; a larder; a pantry.
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In . . . his spence, or "pantry" were hung the carcasses of a sheep or ewe, and two cows lately slaughtered.
Sir W. Scott.
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Bluff Harry broke into the spence,
And turned the cowls adrift.
Tennyson.
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2. The inner apartment of a country house; also, the place where the family sit and eat. [Scot.] Jamieson.
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