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 Spelter.Spencer. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Spence.
 
A salle à manger, the room in which meals are taken, a diningroom; also a store-room or pantry. (Dispensorium, Old French dispense, a buttery.)   1
        “The rest of the family held counsel in the spence.”—Sir W. Scott: The Monastery, chap. xxx.
 


 Spelter.Spencer. 

 
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