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Spode1

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

Spode2

[spohd]
noun
  1. Josiah,1733–97, and his son, Josiah, 1754–1827, English potters.
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Examples from the Web for spode

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Historical Examples

  • 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</p>

    Carolyn Wells

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

  • Spode in particular had a great fondness for Chinese subjects.

  • In the window were a tea service of spode and a collection of luster ware.

    In the Wilderness

    Robert Hichens


British Dictionary definitions for spode

spode

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 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for 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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