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Pinckney

[pingk-nee] /ˈpɪŋk ni/
noun
1.
Charles, 1757–1824, American Revolutionary leader and politician: senator 1798–1801.
2.
Charles Cotesworth
[kohts-wurth] /ˈkoʊts wɜrθ/ (Show IPA),
1746–1825, and his brother Thomas, 1750–1828, American patriots and statesmen.
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  • Mr. Pinckney frowned, for no gondola was near, but after a few minutes up came two.

    The Four Corners Abroad Amy Ella Blanchard
  • Hennessey, with his finger on the will, had been staring at Pinckney during this.

    The Ghost Girl H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • Pinckney discovered the value of a straight line from front to rear.

  • “I was the same way myself when I was her age,” said Hennessey to Pinckney.

    The Ghost Girl H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • Sure that Miss Pinckney would not come down again, Phyl rose and crossed the garden towards the gate.

    The Ghost Girl H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • Pinckney stood for a moment aghast at the change in the girl.

    The Ghost Girl H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • It is now committed to Mr. Pinckney, who also carries the gazettes, laws, and other public papers for you.

  • It seemed to Pinckney that he had never seen the real Phyl before.

    The Ghost Girl H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • But Captain Pinckney had recovered his supercilious ease with the significant demand.

    Clarence Bret Harte
  • Outside Phyl was silent and Pinckney seemed occupied by thoughts of his own.

    The Ghost Girl H. De Vere Stacpoole
British Dictionary definitions for Pinckney

Pinckney

/ˈpɪŋknɪ/
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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