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spaniel


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spaniel  \Span"iel\,  a. 
  Cringing;  fawning.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spaniel  \Span"iel\,  v.  i. 
  To  fawn;  to  cringe;  to  be  obsequious.  [R.]  --Churchill. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spaniel  \Span"iel\,  v.  t. 
  To  follow  like  a  spaniel.  [R.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spaniel  \Span"iel\,  n.  [OF.  espagneul  F.  ['e]pagneul,  espagnol 
  Spanish,  Sp  espa[~n]nol,  fr  Espa[~n]a  Spain,  from  L. 
  Hispania.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  One  of  a  breed  of  small  dogs  having  long  and 
  thick  hair  and  large  drooping  ears.  The  legs  are  usually 
  strongly  feathered,  and  the  tail  bushy.  See  Illust.  under 
  {Clumber},  and  {Cocker}. 
 
  Note:  There  are  several  varieties  of  spaniels,  some  of  which 
  known  as  field  spaniels,  are  used  in  hunting;  others 
  are  used  for  toy  or  pet  dogs,  as  the  Blenheim  spaniel, 
  and  the  King  Charles  spaniel  (see  under  {Blenheim}).  Of 
  the  field  spaniels,  the  larger  kinds  are  called 
  springers,  and  to  these  belong  the  Sussex,  Norfolk,  and 
  Clumber  spaniels  (see  {Clumber}).  The  smaller  field 
  spaniels,  used  in  hunting  woodcock,  are  called  cocker 
  spaniels  (see  Cocker).  Field  spaniels  are  remarkable 
  for  their  activity  and  intelligence. 
 
  As  a  spaniel  she  will  on  him  leap.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  A  cringing,  fawning  person.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  spaniel 
  n  :  any  of  several  breeds  of  small  to  medium-sized  gun  dogs  with 
  a  long  silky  coat  and  long  frilled  ears 




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