water spaniel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n water spaniel any dog of two large curly-coated breeds used for hunting waterfowl
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Water spaniel A curly-haired breed of spaniels, naturally very fond of the water.
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Usage

In literature:

Lena's curly black water-spaniel, Prince, breakfasted with us.
"My Antonia" by Willa Cather
His fondness for paddling in the ditches and "slumgullion" at one time suggested a water spaniel.
"Selected Stories" by Bret Harte
Four or five miles from home, walking along the forest road, I suddenly met a big black dog of the water spaniel breed.
"The Schoolmistress and Other Stories" by Anton Chekhov
Suitable to their plots are their informers, skippers, and tailors, spaniels both for the land and water.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
In like sort we have of water spaniels in their kind.
"Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)" by Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, Raphael Holinshed
He doused it off nobly, and took to the water like a spaniel!
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
Inside of three minutes Bob White went in from the headland with a splash, and swam toward the floating boat like a water spaniel.
"The Boy Scouts' First Camp Fire" by Herbert Carter
In the same house lived a larger spaniel, of the variety which takes to the water, and named Flora.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
A favorite spaniel was bringing a fish out of the water that I had hit.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
In like sort we have of water spaniels in their kind.
"Elizabethan England" by William Harrison
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In poetry:

Low hidden in among the forest trees
An artist's tilted easel, ankle-deep
In tousled ferns and mosses, and in these
A fluffy water-spaniel, half asleep
Beside a sketch-book and a fallen hat--
A little wicker flask tossed into that.
"A Water-Color" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Gun Dog Group: American Water Spaniel .
The English Cocker Spaniel was developed from the field spaniels, a subcategory of the "land" spaniels developed to work the field (as opposed to the "water" spaniels that worked over water).
Some say the Poodle, Irish Water Spaniel, the Newfoundland and the Irish Setter.
The Golden Retriever was developed in late 19th century Scotland and England primarily by crossing Flat- and Wavy-coated Retrievers, Tweed Water Spaniels, and a red Setter.
Irish Water Spaniel MALE 5 YEARS OLD  Fairfield, CT. TH MEMBER 762 VISITS 120 VOTES.
He was one of our previous dog's son,who was the most famous Irish Water Spaniel and sporting dog in the world, so we decided to keep him.
Gun Dog Group: Irish Water Spaniel .
It is of spaniel origin, descending from the same stock that produced the Portuguese Water Dog, the Barbet and the Poodle.
American Water Spaniel MALE 10 YEARS OLD  P, WI.
I thought The water spaniel was always a beautiful and fun breed.
Irish Water Spaniel MALE 5 YEARS OLD  Fairfield, CT. TH MEMBER 762 VISITS 120 VOTES.
Spaniels really shine for small-water ducking and thick-cover upland birds—bobwhite quail, woodcock, ruffed grouse…and, oh yes, pheasants.
Monroe County Sheriff's said the cocker spaniel was found in a cage in the water off Big Coppitt Key last Wednesday.
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