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  • In like sort we have of water spaniels in their kind. Cited from Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series), by Various
  • I did as she bade me, and we followed her down the passage like spaniels. Cited from Helmet of Navarre, by Bertha Runkle
  • It's all right, we'll go and see the spaniels first. Cited from First Plays, by A. A. Milne
  • This has too often been done in the case of coloured Field Spaniels. Cited from Dogs and All About Them, by Robert Leighton
  • The two King Charles spaniels which he painted both died soon after sitting to the great painter. Cited from Pictures Every Child Should Know, by Dolores Bacon
  • One of the spaniels snored in his sleep as I went out again. Cited from Oddsfish!, by Robert Hugh Benson
  • Very popular just now in this class are the spaniels, especially the cockers. Cited from If You're Going to Live in the Country, by Ormsbee and Huntley
  • It is quite curious to find that for three or four centuries back there have been no spaniels in Spain. Cited from Scientific American Supplement, No. 803, May 23, 1891, by Various
  • He became very successful in his treatment of sporting dogs, especially spaniels, of birds, and of dead game.
  • English toy spaniels remained popular enough during the 18th century to be featured frequently in literature and in art.
  • The spaniels come in sizes from a little over a foot to a few inches high.
  • Among the really old writers there is one mention, and one only, of Spaniels of a black colour. Cited from Dogs and All About Them, by Robert Leighton
  • They act as if they were painfully uncertain as to whether they are men and women or spaniels. Cited from Lessons in Life, by Timothy Titcomb
  • During this time, the land spaniels became a bit more specialised and divisions among the types were made based upon weight.
  • By the late 17th century spaniels had become specialized into water and land breeds.
  • All of the modern registered German Spaniels today are descended from these eleven dogs.
  • Some of these Northern editors talk about whipping the Southern States like spaniels. Cited from American Eloquence, Volume III (of 4), by Various
  • Them Spaniels aren't very clever, but they all seem to have got eyes in their heads. Cited from Fitz the Filibuster, by George Manville Fenn
  • That night the king took me again into his galley, when the water spaniels hunted the duck. Cited from Voyages and Travels, Vol. VII, by Robert Kerr
  • There is no indication from these early sources that spaniels were used to retrieve game.
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Root form of spaniels is spaniel for the noun.

Meaning of spaniels

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