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spavin

(spā'vin),
Chronic disorder involving the tarsus (i.e., hock) of the horse.
See also: bog spavin, bone spavin, blood spavin.
Synonym(s): jack spavin, jack

jack

1. male donkey; called a stallion in Great Britain.
2. see track leg.

jack colt
male donkey less than 3 years of age.
mule jack
one bred to mares for the production of mules.
References in classic literature ?
It was a two days journey from Jack Pumkinhead's house to the edge of the Quadling Country, for neither Dorothy nor Ojo could walk very fast and they often stopped by the wayside to rest.
This evening he was particularly careful not to neglect his duty, for he had just come from a conference with the boy's father and mother in which it had been impressed upon him that he must exercise the greatest care to prevent Jack visiting the music hall where Ajax was being shown.
Kneeling upon him, Jack tore strips from a sheet and bound the man's hands behind his back.
In the meantime Jack was enjoying to the full the stolen pleasures of the music hall.
The Jack at the Ship was instructed where the drowned man had gone down, and undertook to search for the body in the places where it was likeliest to come ashore.
Inside, in so wildly struggling a tangle on the floor that it was difficult to discern what animals composed it, were Alphonso, Jack, and Michael looked together.
Alphonso flung back on Jack, a sorry antagonist by this time, who could only pant and quiver where he lay in the welter of what was left of him.
Inspector Jacks smiled, picked up his hat and bowed, while Penelope, with a sigh of relief, moved over to the bell.
Jacks," she added, as the door closed, "what do you mean?
So now, in their own words, the heavy-metal ballad of Jack and Kyle.
Jack also had a deep appreciation for nature, right up to the time of his death.
Now Jack was a clever boy, as fairy tale Jacks often are, and marvelously gifted at fashioning wonderful devices to make farm life easier.