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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Spice.
 
A small admixture, a flavouring; as, “He is all very well, but there’s a spice of conceit about him.” Probably the French espèce.   1
        “God’s bountë is all pure, without ony espece of evyll.”—Caxton: Mirrour of the World, i.
 


 Sphinx (The Egyptian).Spick and Span New. 

 
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