When spavin is bilateral and lameness is likewise affecting both members, prognosis is at once unfavorable.
There was not a hitch in a settlement, nor a spavin in your stables, could escape him.
See—Mr. spavin is settling his toilette previous to departure; giving a curl in the glass to his side-wisps of hair.
"All the coaches are full with the men going down," spavin said.
spavin, ringbone, splints, quittor and many other anomalous conditions may all be observed from certain proper angles.
A spavin was apparent in one leg, while on another was a great ringbone.
Hereditary predispositions make for the presence of spavin in a large percentage of the progeny of sires so affected.
"More by token, with a spavin," whispered another; while a roar of laughter followed the joke.
Yes, it's lucky for me old spavin being laid up like this—gives me a regular little outing, do you see?
I'll wire old spavin that I'm detained on biz; and I'll tell 'em to send my riding-breeches and dress-clothes down!
disease of the hock joint of a horse, early 15c., from Middle French espavain, perhaps from Frankish *sparwan "sparrow" (see sparrow), so called perhaps from comparison of the bird's awkward gait to that of a horse affected with spavin.