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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
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He's always said I'm a centre-back, so instead of being a Jack of all trades I want to be a master of one.
Jack of All Trades has gone one step further into the ultimate exclusivity territory - the 50th Anniversary t-shirts will include a tribute written on the inside of these shirts by Marvel exclusively for Jack Of All Trades - you won't be able to get this design anywhere else.
Jack of all trades: Gonzalo Jara can fill in in a number of positions at the Hawthorns.
Which goes to show how much I know: I may be Jack of all trades but I obviously really know nothing.
Yaghoubi has been in the fine carpeting business for more than 50 years, trading in Iran and Germany, and serving major retailers, private clients, decorators and collectors, according to Jein Funk, so-called "jack of all trades" for Yaghoubi's new business here.
"My dad taught me at a very young age 'don't be a jack of all trades because then you're a master of nothing.' You're best off specializing in something and being the best in your field.
Kelvin Coley describes his profession prior to prison and discovering Boaz & Ruth as 'jack of all trades and a master of none'.
Eric Watson is something of a jack of all trades, having worked as a counselor, stockbroker, ghostwriter, graphic designer, and dot-com entrepreneur over the last 30 years.
He was a jack of all trades, working at Chubb Fire in the Rhondda before he was made redundant, as a fireman and even ran the Bute Arms in Cardiff in the Nineties.'
And your average small processor had to be the jack of all trades in his company.
The idea that administrators must be become "a jack of all trades and a master of all trades" certainly places pressure on the principals.