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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPILE

Wasn't the children of Israel commanded to spile the Egyptians?

Then, after thought: "But you got to go some to spile bad eggs."

"I don't want to spile your evening," he says, very perlite.

Hit him somewheres in the hand; spile his dealin' fo' a while.

You just use as many on 'em as you've a mind; and all you spile I'll fetch you again from hum.

"That's right, gentlemen; I don't want to spile sport," said the donkey's man.

To get the sap we chopped a gash in the tree and drove in a spile.

Seems like ef they don't git a workin' out they'll spile on me complete.

I allers said he'd make a spoon or spile a horn, an' I do b'lieve it's the spoon.

When I give the word, let the hammer fall just hard enough to hit the spile.

WORD ORIGIN

tap or spout for drawing maple sugar, 1844, from Northern English dialect spile "splinter" (1510s), from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German spile "splinter, skewer, bar, spindle," perhaps related to spike (n.1).

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