, 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.

(Spav"ined) a. Affected with spavin.

(Spaw) n. See Spa.

(Spawl) n. A splinter or fragment, as of wood or stone. See Spall.

(Spawl), n. [Cf. AS. spatl, fr. sp&aemacrtan to spit; probably akin to spiwan, E. spew. Cf. Spew.] Scattered or ejected spittle.

(Spawl), v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. Spawled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Spawling.] [Cf. AS. spatlian.] To scatter spittle from the mouth; to spit, as saliva.

Why must he sputter, spawl, and slaver it
In vain, against the people's favorite.

(Spawl"ing), n. That which is spawled, or spit out.

(Spawn) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spawned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Spawning.] [OE. spanen, OF. espandre, properly, to shed, spread, L. expandere to spread out. See Expand.]

1. To produce or deposit as fishes or frogs do.

2. To bring forth; to generate; — used in contempt.

One edition [of books] spawneth another.

(Spawn), v. i.

1. To deposit eggs, as fish or frogs do.

2. To issue, as offspring; — used contemptuously.

(Spawn), n. [&radic170. See Spawn, v. t.]

1. The ova, or eggs, of fishes, oysters, and other aquatic animals.

2. Any product or offspring; — used contemptuously.

3. (Hort.) The buds or branches produced from underground stems.

4. (Bot.) The white fibrous matter forming the matrix from which fungi.

Spawn eater(Zoöl.), a small American cyprinoid fish (Notropis Hudsonius) allied to the dace.

(Spawn"er) n.

1. (Zoöl.) A mature female fish.

The barbel, for the preservation or their seed, both the spawner and the milter, cover their spawn with sand.

2. Whatever produces spawn of any kind.

Bog spavin

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