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Jun 11, 2015This week’s theme
This week’s words
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. A submissive or fawning person.
2. Any of several breeds of small to medium-sized dogs with long drooping ears and a silky coat.
From Old French espaignol/espaigneul (Spanish dog), from Hispaniolus (Spanish), from Hispania (Spain). Earliest documented use: 1386.
“Helena: I am your spaniel. And, Demetrius,
The more you beat me, I will fawn on you.”
William Shakespeare; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; 1590s.
See more usage examples of spaniel in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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