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SPENCE

1. A seat where provisions are kept; a buttery; a larder; a pantry. "In . . . His spence, or "pantry" were hung the carcasses of a sheep or ewe, and two cows lately slaughtered." (Sir W. Scott) "Bluff Harry broke into the spence, And turned the cowls adrift." (Tennyson) 2. The inner apartment of a country home; also, the seat where the family sit and eat. Origin: OF. Despense, F. Depense, buffet, buttery, fr. OF. Despendre to spend, distribute, L. Dispendere, dispensum. See Dispense, Spend. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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