Examples from the Web for spavined
It reminded him of the man who had a poor old lean, bony, spavined horse, with swelled legs.Did Abraham Lincoln Actually Say That Obama Quote?|James M. Cornelius|September 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It is not fine music, that of the hand-organ and the street bands; it is indeed too oft a cracked and spavined pleasure.From the Easy Chair, vol. 1|George William Curtis
At a little distance grazed an old horse, gray and gaunt, springhalt and spavined, with ribs like Death's own.To Have and To Hold|Mary Johnston
Wal, nothing only one of them traded off on me a ring-boned, spavined old hoss, which he said was sound.The Meadow-Brook Girls Across Country|Janet Aldridge
A spavined horse starts out lame for a few steps or rods and then goes sound.
Look, driven one leg to death, and spavined the other for life, and now wears out bone legs by the cord.Moby Dick; or The Whale|Herman Melville