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Pinckney

[pingk-nee]
noun
  1. Charles,1757–1824, American Revolutionary leader and politician: senator 1798–1801.
  2. Charles Cotes·worth [kohts-wurth] /ˈkoʊts wɜrθ/, 1746–1825, and his brother Thomas, 1750–1828, American patriots and statesmen.
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Historical Examples of pinckney

  • Inside of ten minutes I had a fair notion of how Pinckney was put up.

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford

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

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford

  • They spots Pinckney for the cash-carrier and makes the play at him.

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford

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

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford

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

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford


British Dictionary definitions for pinckney

Pinckney

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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