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3 definitions found
 for Bog spavin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spavin \Spav"in\, n. [OE. spaveyne, OF. esparvain, F.
     ['e]parvin; akin to OF. espervier a sparrow hawk, F.
     ['e]pervier, fr. OHG. sparw[=a]ri (G. sperber), fr. OHG.
     sparo sparrow, because this disease makes the horse raise the
     infirm leg in the manner of a sparrow hawk or sparrow. See
     Sparrow.] (Far.)
     A disease of horses characterized by a bony swelling
     developed on the hock as the result of inflammation of the
     bones; also, the swelling itself. The resulting lameness is
     due to the inflammation, and not the bony tumor as popularly
     supposed. --Harbaugh.
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     Bog spavin, a soft swelling produced by distention of the
        capsular ligament of the hock; -- called also blood
        spavin.
  
     Bone spavin, spavin attended with exostosis; ordinary
        spavin.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  bog \bog\ (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf.
     Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.]
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     1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable
        matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to
        sink; a marsh; a morass.
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              Appalled with thoughts of bog, or caverned pit,
              Of treacherous earth, subsiding where they tread.
                                                    --R. Jago.
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     2. A little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and
        grass, in a marsh or swamp. [Local, U. S.]
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     Bog bean. See Buck bean.
  
     Bog bumper (bump, to make a loud noise), Bog blitter,
     Bog bluiter, Bog jumper, the bittern. [Prov.]
  
     Bog butter, a hydrocarbon of butterlike consistence found
        in the peat bogs of Ireland.
  
     Bog earth (Min.), a soil composed for the most part of
        silex and partially decomposed vegetable fiber. --P. Cyc.
  
     Bog moss. (Bot.) Same as Sphagnum.
  
     Bog myrtle (Bot.), the sweet gale.
  
     Bog ore. (Min.)
        (a) An ore of iron found in boggy or swampy land; a
            variety of brown iron ore, or limonite.
        (b) Bog manganese, the hydrated peroxide of manganese.
  
     Bog rush (Bot.), any rush growing in bogs; saw grass.
  
     Bog spavin. See under Spavin.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bog spavin
      n 1: spavin caused by collection of fluids

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