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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
  • Pinckney didn't punch the mattress or turn up his nose at the quilt patterns.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • Pinckney discovered the value of a straight line from front to rear.

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

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • 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
  • But Pinckney couldn't stand it to think of Rajah being left to suffer.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • It is now committed to Mr. Pinckney, who also carries the gazettes, laws, and other public papers for you.

  • 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
  • But Captain Pinckney had recovered his supercilious ease with the significant demand.

    Clarence Bret Harte
  • "This is part of a little affair I'm managing for Mrs. Toynbee," says Pinckney.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
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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