Blenheim spaniel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Blenheim spaniel red-and-white variety of English toy spaniel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Blenheim spaniel A small variety of spaniel, kept as a pet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Blenheim Spaniel red-and-white, established by the Duke of Marlborough
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
So called from Blenheim House, the seat of the duke of Marlborough, in England
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. espagneul (Fr. épagneul)—Sp. Español, Spanish.

Usage

In literature:

He is a small, beautiful liver-coloured spaniel, but not one of your goggle-eyed Blenheim breed.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
Beethoven barked with short sharp snaps, as became a bilious liver-coloured Blenheim spaniel.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
Her whole name was "Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough", and she was a Blenheim spaniel.
"The Kitchen Cat, and other Tales" by Amy Walton
Her whole name was "Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough", and she was a Blenheim spaniel.
"The Kitchen Cat and Other Stories" by Amy Walton
The best known pet spaniels are the King Charles and the Blenheim, small dogs with fine coats, probably descended from Cockers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
Then he turned to pull at the Blenheim spaniel, which, being old and peevish, gave a little snap.
"Felix Holt, The Radical" by George Eliot
Once when Mrs. Grosvenor of Richmond went to visit a relative who owned some pet cats, she took her Blenheim spaniel with her.
"The Dogs of Boytown" by Walter A. Dyer
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