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spare

1. a spare tyre
2. Tenpin bowling
a. the act of knocking down all the pins with the two bowls of a single frame
b. the score thus made
References in classic literature ?
I'm getting stout, as you may see: It is but seldom I am well: I cannot feel my ancient glee In listening to the dinner-bell: But you, you gambol like a boy, Your figure is so spare and light: The dinner-bell's a note of joy To such a healthy appetite
Norris, moving to go, "I can only say that my sole desire is to be of use to your family: and so, if Sir Thomas should ever speak again about my taking Fanny, you will be able to say that my health and spirits put it quite out of the question; besides that, I really should not have a bed to give her, for I must keep a spare room for a friend.
I will spare neither his wine nor his house," replied the abbe, with a sneering laugh.
Not the spare room, of course -- old maids can't aspire to spare rooms, and I shall be as 'umble as Uriah Heep, and quite content with a little over-the-porch or off-the-parlor cubby hole.
The chief is going to spare you five minutes at once.
Spare her Ladyship, sir, all the pain and trouble that you can.
AN ASS besought a Horse to spare him a small portion of his feed.
A spear's length in front of them sat the spare and long-limbed figure of Black Simon, the Norwich fighting man, his fierce, deep-lined face framed in steel, and the silk guidon marked with the five scarlet roses slanting over his right shoulder.
My sister helped me, too; and I was not above mowing anybody's lawn or taking up and beating carpets when I had half a day to spare.
Anne and Diana tiptoed into the parlor, a long narrow room out of which the spare room opened.
Under this arrangement, the front bedroom, on the opposite side of the passage--next to the room in which Geoffrey slept--was left empty, and was called, for the time being, the spare room.
I spare you not, I love you from my very heart, my brethren in war