spaniel

Part of speech: noun

A dog Having large pendulous ears and long silky hair.

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Usage examples "spaniel":

  1. Bill nodded, towering like some good- natured St. Bernard over a mild- eyed water spaniel. - "The Law-Breakers", Ridgwell Cullum.
  2. Hugh assumed the expression my spaniel puts on when he meets a dog bigger than himself- an expression of extreme earnestness of purpose combined with a desire to look neither to the right nor to the left, but to get along as fast as he can. - "The Professional Aunt", Mary C.E. Wemyss.
  3. Had not the noble bird been grievously wounded he would have defied the utmost exertions of the little spaniel, but as it was, he could only get for a moment out of the reach of his pursuer by a violent effort, which only left him more exhausted. - "The Bushman Life in a New Country", Edward Wilson Landor.