spaniel


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any of several breeds of small to medium-sized gun dogs with a long silky coat and long frilled ears

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The Spaniel stopped short in dire consternation, and, after regarding the Bulldog a moment from a safe distance, said:
This speech being unintelligible to the Bulldog he only civilly smiled, which so terrified the Spaniel that he dropped dead in his tracks.
The finding of the wounded spaniel had led me already to the discovery of Mrs.
If a traveler threw me some halfpence, he would pick them up out of the dust and bring them to me, clever little spaniel that he was
She saw that the little fellow looked on me as his mistress, and that she could only have him against his will, so she had him poisoned; and my poor spaniel died in my arms.
Snuff, the brown spaniel, who had placed herself in front of him, and had been watching him for some time, now jumped up in impatience for the expected caress.
Who can believe that animals closely resembling the Italian greyhound, the bloodhound, the bull-dog, or Blenheim spaniel, &c.
Why, that's a donkey with panniers, and a spaniel, and partridges in the corn
If it has all the associations appropriate to spaniels but no others, we shall say it means "spaniel"; while if it has all the associations appropriate to one particular dog, it will mean that dog, however vague it may be as a picture.
The carriage windows were shut; the fat spaniel, whose head and tongue ordinarily lolled out of one of them, reposed on the lap of the discontented female.
Miss Briggs was not formally dismissed, but her place as companion was a sinecure and a derision; and her company was the fat spaniel in the drawing-room, or occasionally the discontented Firkin in the housekeeper's closet.
Bramble A threeyear-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from Bannockburn, owned by Emma Quinn
Recently my colleague Dan Lussen and I judged a spaniel trial.
A family in Lepton woke on Thursday to discover heartless thieves had taken their pets, including a nine-week-old spaniel puppy.
Pets' names and ages: Bosley, a fouryear-old working-type cocker spaniel, Stella, a seven-year-old working-type cocker spaniel, Molly, a 13-year-old show-type cocker spaniel and Lady, a 13-year-old working-type cocker spaniel.