See under spavin (def 1).
a disease of the hock joint of horses in which enlargement occurs because of collected fluids (bog spavin) bony growth (bone spavin) or distention of the veins (blood spavin)
an excrescence or enlargement so formed.
Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
(vet science) enlargement of the hock of a horse by a bony growth (bony spavin) or fluid accumulation in the joint (bog spavin), usually caused by inflammation or injury, and often resulting in lameness
bone to pick
An unpleasant issue or grievance that needs discussion. For example, Concerning the room assignments, I have a bone to pick with you. This metaphoric term alludes to a dog worrying a bone. [ Early 1500s ]
fossil bone or ivory that has been colored naturally or artificially so as to resemble turquoise. noun fossilized bone or tooth stained blue with iron phosphate and used as a gemstone Also called odontolite
Slang. a cemetery. Slang. an area where old or discarded cars, ships, planes, etc., are collected prior to being broken up for scrap or otherwise disposed of. Also called stock. Dominoes. the bank, consisting of the remaining dominoes after each person has made an initial draw. a place or area where the bones of wild […]