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span·iel

 (spăn′yəl)
n.
1. Any of several breeds of small-sized to medium-sized dogs, usually having drooping ears, short legs, and a wavy, silky coat.
2. A docile or servile person.

[Middle English spainol, from Old French espaignol, Spaniard, Spanish dog, from Vulgar Latin *Hispāniōlus, Spanish, from Hispānia, Spain.]

spaniel

(ˈspænjəl)
n
1. (Breeds) any of several breeds of gundog with long drooping ears, a silky coat, and formerly a docked tail. See clumber spaniel, cocker spaniel, field spaniel, springer spaniel, Sussex spaniel, water spaniel
2. (Breeds) either of two toy breeds of spaniel. See King Charles spaniel
3. an obsequiously devoted person
[C14: from Old French espaigneul Spanish (dog), from Old Provençal espanhol, ultimately from Latin Hispāniolus Spanish]

span•iel

(ˈspæn yəl)

n.
1. any of several breeds of small or medium-sized sporting dogs usu. having long, drooping ears and a long, silky coat with feathering on the legs and tail.
2. a submissive, fawning, or cringing person.
[1350–1400; Middle English spaynel < Old French espaignol Spanish (dog), probably directly < Sp español Spanish]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spaniel - any of several breeds of small to medium-sized gun dogs with a long silky coat and long frilled earsspaniel - any of several breeds of small to medium-sized gun dogs with a long silky coat and long frilled ears
gun dog, sporting dog - a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
Brittany spaniel - tall active short-tailed French breed of bird dog having a usually smooth orange- or liver-and-white coat
clumber, clumber spaniel - a thickset spaniel with longish silky hair
field spaniel - large usually black hunting and retrieving spaniel with a dense flat or slightly wavy coat; cross between cocker and Sussex spaniel
springer spaniel, springer - a large spaniel with wavy silky coat usually black or liver and white
cocker, cocker spaniel, English cocker spaniel - a small breed with wavy silky hair; originally developed in England
Sussex spaniel - an English breed with short legs and a golden liver-colored coat
water spaniel - any dog of two large curly-coated breeds used for hunting waterfowl
Translations
جِنْس كِلاب ذات شَعْر طويلكَلْبُ السِّبْنِيلِيّ
kokršpanělšpaněl
spaniel
spanieli
španijel
spániel
spanjóli
スパニエル
스패니얼
spanielis
spaniels
španiel
spaniel
สุนัขพันธุ์หนึ่ง
spanyelbir köpek cinsi
giống chó spaniel

spaniel

[ˈspænjəl] Nspaniel m

spaniel

[ˈspænjəl] népagneul m

spaniel

nSpaniel m

spaniel

[ˈspænjəl] nspaniel m inv

spaniel

(ˈspӕnjəl) noun
a breed of dog with large ears which hang down.

spaniel

كَلْبُ السِّبْنِيلِيّ kokršpaněl spaniel Spaniel σπάνιελ perro de aguas spanieli épagneul španijel spaniel スパニエル 스패니얼 spaniël spaniel spaniel cão spaniel, spaniel спаниель spaniel สุนัขพันธุ์หนึ่ง spanyel giống chó spaniel 拍马屁者
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He spoke these words, holding the door open for his son to pass, and the latter achieved his exit exactly as a spaniel might which suspected the person who attended on it of designing a spiteful squeeze.
Oh Jip, miserable Spaniel, this wretchedness, then, was your work!
The handsome brown spaniel that lay on the hearth retreated under the chair in the chimney-corner.
While she was absent, and out of hearing, a small white spaniel that belonged to one of the chief gardeners, having got by accident into the garden, happened to range near the place where I lay: the dog, following the scent, came directly up, and taking me in his mouth, ran straight to his master wagging his tail, and set me gently on the ground.
Then she began thoughtfully to caress the little spaniel.
He seemed as fond of his three-headed dog as if it had been a sweet little spaniel, with silken ears and curly hair.
Little Trot, a tiny spaniel, her inseparable companion in the stable, was comfortably curled up on her back.
Neither does he encounter her on the smooth-rolled, tree shaded Boulevard, in the green and sunny park, whither she repairs clad in her becoming walking dress, her scarf thrown with grace over her shoulders, her little bonnet scarcely screening her curls, the red rose under its brim adding a new tint to the softer rose on her cheek; her face and eyes, too, illumined with smiles, perhaps as transient as the sunshine of the gala-day, but also quite as brilliant; it is not his office to walk by her side, to listen to her lively chat, to carry her parasol, scarcely larger than a broad green leaf, to lead in a ribbon her Blenheim spaniel or Italian greyhound.
The next thing I remember is that it was morning: breakfast was just over: Sylvie was lifting Bruno down from a high chair, and saying to a Spaniel, who was regarding them with a most benevolent smile, "Yes, thank you we've had a very nice breakfast.
It may have been--yes, by Jove, it is a curly-haired spaniel.
Casaubon visiting the Grange; and though the room was a little overheated with the fire, which had sent the spaniel panting to a remote corner, Rosamond, for some reason, continued to sit at her embroidery longer than usual, now and then giving herself a little shake, and laying her work on her knee to contemplate it with an air of hesitating weariness.
There were three gaily dressed women, all young and beautiful, one of them with a Peking spaniel upon her lap.