• WordNet 3.6
    • v spiel speak at great length (about something)
    • v spiel replay (as a melody) "Play it again, Sam","She played the third movement very beautifully"
    • n spiel plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spiel A game; play; a curling-match.
    • n spiel Talk; a yarn; lingo; patter.
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In literature:

So I lets him spiel away.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
You'd a heap better spiel plain strong English that will bring you in the spondulics.
"Killykinick" by Mary T. Waggaman
Das Spiel mancher Virtuosen ist wie der Gang eines Betrunkenen.
"Advice to Young Musicians. Musikalische Haus- und Lebens-Regeln" by Robert Schumann
You spiel it off like a professional.
"Dorothy's Triumph" by Evelyn Raymond
Two girls "spieled" in the corner, a kind of dancing that is not favored in the playground.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
Her father had called her Marie, but one of his customers, a lieutenant-general, had named her Spiele.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
I covered the strike and the telepathic brain; I even gave them the patriotic spiel about equality.
"Robots of the World! Arise!" by Mari Wolf
Angelica gives us a fine view of her back hair, and Mr. Curlylocks begins where he left off, and spiels away.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
His crooked sixpence will fill many an eye, and the more he spiels the better it is for you.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
Serves me right fer listenin' t' his spiel.
"The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp" by Thornton W. Burgess

In poetry:

Ein Weib, das ihrem Manne fluchet,
Wenn er Gesellschaft, Spiel und Wein,
Wie heimlich sie Liebhaber, suchet,
Das muss--ein Weibsbild sein!
"Die Schlimmste Frau" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
No more shall we muster the river for fats,
Or spiel on the Fifteen-mile plain,
Or rip through the scrub by the light of the moon,
Or see the old stockyard again.
"The Broken - Down Squatter" by Anonymous Oceania
No grass this side the Border fence! and all the mulga's dead!
The horses for a day or two will have to spiel ahead;
Man never yet from Queensland brought a bullock or a back
But lost condition on that God-abandoned Border track.
"West" by Harry Breaker Morant

In news:

Rick Perry, in his anti-Obama spiel, drops in some interesting New Deal revisionism .
Here's the public relations spiel about this new luxury residential building at 20th Street and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan.
Spiel time with Bill Maher.
President's spiel about unfair tax rates doesn't compute.
Hickenlooper's spiel in oil, gas ad irks environmentalists.
Williams hears spiel from Bucks.
FAIRBANKS—For 26 years, the Fairbanks Curling Club's Rookie Spiel has attracted non- curlers to the Olympic sport.
The tension as Curiosity rover scientists began their spiel during a press teleconference was palpable.
Wie wir unser Land aufs Spiel setzen (Germany Abolishes Itself: How We Are Putting Our Country at Risk) by Thilo Sarrazin Munich: DVA, 463 pp.
A media-savvy seeker of controversy, the well-dressed, balding 38-year-old has braved booing from audiences on The View and The Tyra Banks Show to plug his site and preach his "it's only sex" spiel.
Spiel & Holz Stacking Toys.
The Spiel & Holz wood stacking toys will satisfy your Waldorf tactile-play urges, and they look really cool on the shelf.
Spiel' was tons of laughs.

In science:

Clausing, Das trisentis-spiel, (in German), Math.
Difference between minimum light numbers of sigma-game and lit-only sigma-game
The method used was different from previous work on this field and the main idea was to randomize the sparsi fication theorem of Batson-Spiel man-Srivastava .
Estimating the covariance of random matrices
We wish to express our thanks to our colleagues Adrian Dumitru, Jens Konopka, Christian Spieles, Markus Bleicher, Sven Soff and Lars Gerland for many fruitful discussions and suggestions.
Signatures of Quark-Gluon-Plasma formation in high energy heavy-ion collisions: A critical review