Spin"ny (?), n.; pl. Spinnies (#). [OF. espinaye,espinoye, espinei, espanoi, F. 'epinaie, from L. spinetum a thicket of thorns, fr. spina a thorn. See Spine.]

A small thicket or grove with undergrowth; a clump of trees.

[Written also spinney, and spinny.]

The downs rise steep, crowned with black fir spinnies. C. Kingsley.

 

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Spin"ny, a. [Cf. Spiny, a.]

Thin and long; slim; slender.

[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

 

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