Definition of Irish water spaniel

1. Noun. Breed of large spaniels developed in Ireland having a heavy coat of liver-colored curls and a topknot of long curls and a nearly hairless tail.

Generic synonyms: Water Spaniel

Lexicographical Neighbors of Irish Water Spaniel

Irish moss gelatin
Irish pennant
Irish pennants
Irish people
Irish person
Irish potato
Irish pound
Irish punt
Irish setter
Irish soda bread
Irish stew
Irish strawberry
Irish terrier
Irish twin
Irish twins
Irish water spaniel (current term)
Irish waterfall
Irish whiskey
Irish whisky
Irish wolfhound
Irishism
Irishisms
Irishly
Irishman
Irishmen
Irishness
Irishry
Irishwoman
Irishwomen
Irkutsk

Literary usage of Irish water spaniel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sport with Gun and Rod in American Woods and Waters by Alfred Marshall Mayer (1883)
"... I believe, of unlimited swimming and diving last summer in the waters of the Great South Bay.* The pure Irish water-spaniel is rarely ..."

2. A History and Description of the Modern Dogs of Great Britain and Ireland by Rawdon Briggs Lee (1897)
"THE Irish water spaniel. EARLY in 1859 a considerable amount of correspondence appeared in the Field\\\i\\ regard to Irish water spaniels. ..."

3. The Complete Dog Book by William A. Bruette (1922)
"THE Irish water spaniel As to the origin of the Irish water spaniel there is very little authentic information. Mr. McCarthy seems to have been one of, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"The Irish water-spaniel is a dog in every respect the antipodes of any other of ... Amber eyes are admissible, but Irish water spaniel. when they are a soft ..."

5. The Dogs of the British Islands: Being a Series of Articles on the Points of by John Henry Walsh (1882)
"At the present time the M'Carthy strain may be considered to be the type of the Irish water spaniel ; and his description published in the Field in 1859 is ..."

6. Game Birds and Wild Fowl: Their Friends and Their Foes. by Arthur Edward Knox (1850)
"Severe Season of 1838, 1839—Winter Scene on the Coast— Preparations for an Expedition to Pagham Harbour — Equipment—Irish water spaniel—Frozen Fish—Arrival ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Irish water spaniel.— This quaint animal is possibly the most useful all-around worker of the whole group of spaniels. The general appearance is that of a ..."

8. The Twentieth Century Dog by Herbert Compton (1904)
"THE Irish water spaniel ALTHOUGH we write and talk conventionally of " the Irish water spaniel," there were two varieties of the dog indigenous to ..."

9. Sport with Gun and Rod in American Woods and Waters by Alfred Marshall Mayer (1883)
"... I believe, of unlimited swimming and diving last summer in the waters of the Great South Bay.* The pure Irish water-spaniel is rarely ..."

10. A History and Description of the Modern Dogs of Great Britain and Ireland by Rawdon Briggs Lee (1897)
"THE Irish water spaniel. EARLY in 1859 a considerable amount of correspondence appeared in the Field\\\i\\ regard to Irish water spaniels. ..."

11. The Complete Dog Book by William A. Bruette (1922)
"THE Irish water spaniel As to the origin of the Irish water spaniel there is very little authentic information. Mr. McCarthy seems to have been one of, ..."

12. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"The Irish water-spaniel is a dog in every respect the antipodes of any other of ... Amber eyes are admissible, but Irish water spaniel. when they are a soft ..."

13. The Dogs of the British Islands: Being a Series of Articles on the Points of by John Henry Walsh (1882)
"At the present time the M'Carthy strain may be considered to be the type of the Irish water spaniel ; and his description published in the Field in 1859 is ..."

14. Game Birds and Wild Fowl: Their Friends and Their Foes. by Arthur Edward Knox (1850)
"Severe Season of 1838, 1839—Winter Scene on the Coast— Preparations for an Expedition to Pagham Harbour — Equipment—Irish water spaniel—Frozen Fish—Arrival ..."

15. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Irish water spaniel.— This quaint animal is possibly the most useful all-around worker of the whole group of spaniels. The general appearance is that of a ..."

16. The Twentieth Century Dog by Herbert Compton (1904)
"THE Irish water spaniel ALTHOUGH we write and talk conventionally of " the Irish water spaniel," there were two varieties of the dog indigenous to ..."

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