- Mark (Andrew),born 1950, U.S. swimmer: winner of seven gold medals in 1972 summer Olympic Games.
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- any of various breeds of dog characterized by very dense hair, a stocky build, a pointed muzzle, erect ears, and a tightly curled tail
Word Origin for spitz
C19: from German, from spitz pointed
- Mark. born 1950, US swimmer, who won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games
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breed of small Pomeranian dog, 1842, from German Spitz (occasionally Spitzhund), from spitz "pointed" (see spit (n.)). So called from the shape of its muzzle.
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