(n.) A small plug or wooden pin, used to stop a vent, as in a cask.
(n.) A small tube or spout inserted in a tree for conducting sap, as from a sugar maple.
(n.) A large stake driven into the ground as a support for some superstructure; a pile.
(v. t.) To supply with a spile or a spigot; to make a small vent in, as a cask.
(imp. & p. p.) of Spill
() of Spill
() imp. & p. p. of Spill. Spilled.
(1) Doctors refuse to discharge 'Baby Asha' because of fears for safety on Nauru Read more It’s understood the baby girl, who is about a year old and is known as Asha, suffered burns when boiling water was accidentally spilt on her on Nauru.
(2) A major 1970 oil spill in Ogoniland in the south-east of Nigeria led to thousands of gallons being spilt on farmland and rivers, ultimately leading to a £26m fine for Shell in Nigerian courts 30 years later .
(3) Federici, fatally, spilt this, and Bony was ruthless.
(4) Addition of surfaceactive agents to the experimental solutions, did not spilt the wave into separate acts.
(5) Croatia's anthem is played next and at the end of the line of Croatia's line, Ivica Olic is wearing the expression of a man weighing up whether or not to glass somebody he thinks might have spilt his pint.
(6) "Of course there's a change in the amount of coffee being spilt," she adds.
(7) Many millions of words have been spilt on the subject of the perfect cup of coffee, the vast proportion confusing or downright contradictory.
(8) He has captured the elements of nascent rock scenes in New York, London and California: the sweaty fans, spilt drinks and crumbling venues.
(9) My hands – hand – simply wouldn't work, and it wasn't just in a slipping-off-keys manner, which would be at least understandable given the amount of ash I'd spilt on my keyboard down the years.
(10) The arrogance of the outsiders who argued that anything was better than Gaddafi’s rule has caused much Libyan blood to be spilt, destabilised a vast region from the Maghreb to Mali, and is now encouraging thousands to try their luck crossing the Mediterranean to Italy .
(11) It will not serve BP's ambition to stave off that day if its chief executive plays down the scale of the crisis as he did by suggesting in his interview with this paper yesterday that the oil that has spilt so far is – to paraphrase only a little – just a drop in the ocean.
(12) According to the joint investigation team, which included Shell, around 3,800 barrels of crude were spilt at Bonny.
(13) The probability of spilling the liquid, the quantity of liquid spilt, and subject's estimates of the probability of spillage were determined for all conditions.
(14) The vapours caught light, and in the ensuing panic she spilt petrol on her clothes and they also caught fire.
(15) As the presentation may mimic a number of neurological conditions, or patients with AIDS may suffer head injury, subarachnoid haemorrhage, or other common conditions, it is probably wise to assume all patients have AIDS and to modify operating technique and other procedures where blood may be spilt to minimise the risks of acquiring the infection.
(16) With Sheen such a shoo-in for the lead, producers will now be busily searching for an actor who looks like 2,500 square miles of spilt crude oil.
(17) In fact, vastly more ink was spilt on the subject of the internet, MP3s, iPods, filesharing and their attendant effects on the music industry's finances than on even the biggest pop star.
(18) This may sound cynical – who has kids with someone thinking they are gong to spilt up?
(19) Although my Catholicism remains resolutely lapsed, it was something I could relate to in a wider sense, and I found myself photographing some spilt milk on a Jerusalem street and an oil stain I saw in Bethlehem.
(20) Chemical analysis revealed that the isotonically contracting muscle spilt only 25% as much high energy phosphate as did the isometrically contracting muscle.