Found 2 items, similar to Bog spavin.
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Definition: bog spavin
n : spavin caused by collection of fluids
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Definition: Bog spavin
, 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
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
, a soft swelling produced by distention of the
capsular ligament of the hock; -- called also blood spavin
, spavin attended with exostosis; ordinary
(b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf.
Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.]
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.
Appalled with thoughts of bog, or caverned pit,
Of treacherous earth, subsiding where they tread.
2. A little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and
grass, in a marsh or swamp. [Local, U. S.]
. See Buck bean
(bump, to make a loud noise), Bog blitter
, Bog jumper
, the bittern. [Prov.]
, a hydrocarbon of butterlike consistence found
in the peat bogs of Ireland.
(Min.), a soil composed for the most part of
silex and partially decomposed vegetable fiber. --P. Cyc.
. (Bot.) Same as Sphagnum
(Bot.), the sweet gale.
(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.
(Bot.), any rush growing in bogs; saw grass.
. See under Spavin