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spavined

[spav-ind] /ˈspæv ɪnd/
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.
Origin of spavined
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English spaveyned. See spavin, -ed3
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  • I can size a player up as quick as a horse buyer can a spavined nag.

    Baseball Joe at Yale Lester Chadwick
  • Alfred was provided with a rickety buggy and a spavined horse.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • 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
  • Say, wouldst thou rise with a lantern jaw and a spavined knee?

    Pierre; or The Ambiguities Herman Melville
  • The animal was lean, spavined, and tottering; and the author proposed to constitute it of the family of Fitfordogsmeataurious.

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

    Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • I want a man who can look over a bond issue, or whatever it is, and tell me at a glance whether it's spavined or wind-broken.

    Dennison Grant Robert Stead
  • "Looks like that car is spavined, or something," commented Bill.

  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for spavined

spavined

/ˈspævɪnd/
adjective
1.
(vet science) affected with spavin; lame
2.
decrepit or worn out
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