Feb. 14th, 2017

spavined

Feb. 14th, 2017 07:56 am
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spavined (SPAV-ind) - adj., (of a horse) having spavin, any of several diseases that cause swelling of hock joint and lameness; (of a person or object) old, worn out, decrepit.


The hock is the ankle joint of the hind leg. Dates from the 15th century, from Old French (e)spavain, earlier form esparvain, spavin, originally swelling, origin unknown but probably Frankish.

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