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Spode1

[spohd] /spoʊd/
Trademark.
1.
china or porcelain manufactured by the Spodes or the firm they established.
Also called Spode china.

Spode2

[spohd] /spoʊd/
noun
1.
Josiah, 1733–97, and his son, Josiah, 1754–1827, English potters.
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  • I'm almost sure that it must be Spode, or some other of the very old English wares.

    A Little Country Girl Susan Coolidge
  • Mother, are these your Spode plates, or are they Cauldon ware?

    Patty's Success

    Carolyn Wells
  • Davenport ware is strong in colour, and follows the rich designs of Spode.

    Chats on Old Earthenware Arthur Hayden
  • Spode in particular had a great fondness for Chinese subjects.

    Chats on Old Earthenware Arthur Hayden
  • In the window were a tea service of Spode and a collection of luster ware.

    In the Wilderness Robert Hichens
  • Before that it had been the china warehouse of Messrs. Spode and Copeland.

    Haunted London Walter Thornbury
  • "The oldest man that ever wore grey hairs," Spode reflected as he looked at him.

    Mortal Coils Aldous Huxley
  • Young Spode was not a snob; he was too intelligent for that, too fundamentally decent.

    Mortal Coils Aldous Huxley
  • He evidently did genuinely want to know if Spode liked parrots.

    Mortal Coils Aldous Huxley
British Dictionary definitions for Spode

spode

/spəʊd/
noun
1.
(sometimes capital) china or porcelain manufactured by Josiah Spode, English potter (1754–1827), or his company
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Spode

spode

n.

fine sort of porcelain, 1869, named for first maker, Josiah Spode (1754-1827), potter in Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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