• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Spiling building-piles: the edge-curve of a plank or of a strake in a vessel's hull
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Cf. Spill (2).


In literature:

If dot's Bolmur, he iss spiled werry queek.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Well, dis niggah will try to spile yo' purty plan.
"The Kentucky Ranger" by Edward T. Curnick
Keep cool, and don't spile y'r shirts.
"Prairie Folks" by Hamlin Garland
Keep cool, and don't spile y'r shirts.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
White chillun nor nigger chillun wus not spiled by tenshun.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
A little larnin' spiles a gal, Billy.
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
Wouldn't he spile you if you was with him!
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
And there's many a lady that she never would have seen a cent, let alone making herself pay for the spiling of it.
"At Fault" by Kate Chopin
If I'd been wucked too hard, it ud a spiled my looks fo' de markit.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863" by Various
But Caswell was an old Crimea veteran; his face had been spiled by a powder explosion; but he certainly was a sporter!
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
Don't s'pose you want him to soak there in your lake, Mr. Merriwell, and spile the water.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
Abe might make somethin'; there's somethin' in him, if larnin' don't spile him.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
But they spiled you fer the habitations o' man.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
I tell ye, Colonel, sumpin gotter be done, or dem buttons'll spile dat chile.
"Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman" by F. Hopkinson Smith
If I hang 'em up inside the corn-crib they'll spile.
"Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign" by John McElroy
I hadn't no idee cream spiled coffee so.
"Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) The Deacon's Adventures At Chattanooga In Caring For The Boys" by John McElroy
That feller's bin so long ripe for a lickin' that I'm afraid he'll be completely spiled before my chanst comes.
"Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) Si And Shorty, With Their Boy Recruits, Enter On The Atlanta Campaign" by John McElroy
Now put your right arm out ahead o'yuh, on the spile.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
What if we should have a frost to-night, and spile 'em.
"Little Wolf" by M. A. Cornelius
They do spile children in them hospitals, so as one can't do nothing with 'em.
"Sowing and Sewing" by Charlotte Mary Yonge

In poetry:

He kept right on that very way
Till he got big and tall,
And old Mistus used to chide him
And say he'd spile us all.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
"I'd lick your leetle boy Dominique,
I'd lick heem till he's cryin' purty hard,
An' for fear he's gettin' spile, I'd geev' heem castor ile,
An' I would n't let heem play outside de yard."
"Dominique" by William Henry Drummond
Spense had a notion in his mind,
Ef some poor human grapples
With pesky worms thet eat his vines,
An' spile his summer apples,
It don't seem enny kind ov sense
Tew call that "cheekin' Pruvidence!"
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
You don't want no punkins nigh your wortermelon
'Cause, some-way-another, they'll spile your melons,
I've seed 'em taste like punkins, from the core to the rines,
Which may be a fact you have heerd of before
"Wortermelon Time" by James Whitcomb Riley
How'd you know 'twas a Yankee packet?
Blow, my bully boys, blow;
Know'd her by the awful racket --
Blow, my bully boys, blow.
Wey-hey-ho, the cook was jealous, Spiled the soup and bust his bellus --
Blow, my bully boys, blow!
"Yankee Packet " by Edwin James Brady
They spiled along the water-course with trunks of willow-trees,
And planks of elms behind 'em and immortal oaken knees.
And when the spates of Autumn whirl the gravel-beds away
You can see their faithful fragments, iron-hard in iron clay.
"The Land" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

The maple industry has come a long way from hand-carved wooden spiles or spouts.
Hundreds of minnows died inthe ammonia solution that spiled into a drainage ditch behind a barn at the Buckeye Egg Property in Croton.
The crowd of protesters spiled outside Ruby's Bar on the Coney Island boardwalk on Saturday (Kathleen Horan/WNYC).
Spiles, buckets and rubber tubing .