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Spencer meaning

spencer - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. One who has the care of the spence, or buttery.
  2. 2. A short jacket worn by men and by women.
  3. 3. A fore- and- aft sail, abaft the foremast or the mainmast, hoisted upon a small supplementary mast and set with a gaff and no boom; a trysail carried at the foremast or mainmast; -- named after its inventor, Knight Spencer, of England [ 1802].
  4. 4. A short over- jacket; fore- and- aft sail abaft the fore and main masts.

spencer - examples of usage

  1. Mr. Allen calls this the Spencerian view, and so it is in so far as that Mr. Spencer has adopted it. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  2. Mr. Spencer asks whether those are right who regard Mr. Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection as by itself sufficient to account for organic evolution. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  3. If, indeed, they had been clear Mr. Spencer would probably have seen what they necesitated, and found the way of meeting the difficulties of the case which occurred to Professor Hering and myself. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
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