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    Spaniel eyes

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    A beggar with spaniel eyes shuffled the street, asking passersby for money.

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    Re: Spaniel eyes

    If you mean that his eyes were like a sad dog who begs and is very hard to resist, the phrase would be "puppy dog eyes."

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    Re: Spaniel eyes

    That's right — spaniels are not the only dogs capable of this trick. [link]

    Note: we don't 'shuffle the street' — we 'shuffle down/along the street'.

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    Re: Spaniel eyes

    Rover,
    Thank you for your explanations. The problem with the dictionaries is that they usually do not mention such details as "shuffle down or along the street." I am grateful that there is this forum and your teachers who tell us where we learners make mistakes. Your help is precious.

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    Re: Spaniel eyes

    fraze.it is a useful site for seeing how native speakers use words. There are over 1,000 sentences there containing the word shuffled.

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