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spavined

[ spav-ind ]

adjective

  1. suffering from or affected with spavin.
  2. being of or marked by a decrepit or broken-down condition:

    a spavined old school bus abandoned in a field.



ˈspavined

/ ˈspævɪnd /

adjective

  1. vet science affected with spavin; lame
  2. decrepit or worn out


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Word History and Origins

Origin of spavined1

First recorded in 1400–50, spavined is from the late Middle English word spaveyned. See spavin, -ed 3
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Example Sentences

It reminded him of the man who had a poor old lean, bony, spavined horse, with swelled legs.

Jake gave an extra motion to his spavined leg and looked up quizzically into the rigid face of the old man.

I collected a regular hospital of spavined, knock-kneed beasts, and he took them from me without a word at thirty pounds apiece.

There are people like spavined horses, and one must always get them warm in their work, and they never show the blemish.

"Walks like a pair of spavined sugar tongs," was Waddles' comment.

And they're all tryin' to borry money off'm me and sell me spavined hosses.

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