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Pinckney

[pingk-nee] /ˈpɪŋk ni/
noun
1.
Charles, 1757–1824, American Revolutionary leader and politician: senator 1798–1801.
2.
Charles Cotesworth
[kohts-wurth] /ˈkoʊts wɜrθ/ (Show IPA),
1746–1825, and his brother Thomas, 1750–1828, American patriots and statesmen.
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  • Inside of ten minutes I had a fair notion of how Pinckney was put up.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • But Pinckney had lost all his ambition before we'd got half round.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • They spots Pinckney for the cash-carrier and makes the play at him.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • Say, I didn't think you could gold-brick Pinckney as easy as that.

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  • "It's a wonderful thing, professor, this pride of possession," says Pinckney.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • "There's something the matter with this elephant," says Pinckney, taking a front view of him.

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  • "Here's your ten and costs," says Pinckney, tossing him a sawbuck.

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  • "We'll just have to slip away without his knowing it next time," says Pinckney.

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  • But Pinckney couldn't stand it to think of Rajah being left to suffer.

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  • The stable-hands all seemed to know Pinckney and to be proud of it, but they shied some at Rajah and me.

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British Dictionary definitions for Pinckney

Pinckney

/ˈpɪŋknɪ/
noun
1.
Charles. 1757–1824, US statesman, who was a leading member of the convention that framed the US Constitution (1787)
2.
his cousin, Charles Cotesworth. 1746–1825, US soldier, statesman, and diplomat, who also served at the Constitutional Convention
3.
his brother, Thomas. 1750–1828, US soldier and politician. He was US minister to Britain (1792–96) and special envoy to Spain (1795–96)
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