(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.
(v. t.) To plunder; to strip by violence; to pillage; to rob; -- with of before the name of the thing taken; as, to spoil one of his goods or possession.
(v. t.) To seize by violence;; to take by force; to plunder.
(v. t.) To cause to decay and perish; to corrput; to vitiate; to mar.
(v. t.) To render useless by injury; to injure fatally; to ruin; to destroy; as, to spoil paper; to have the crops spoiled by insects; to spoil the eyes by reading.
(v. i.) To practice plunder or robbery.
(v. i.) To lose the valuable qualities; to be corrupted; to decay; as, fruit will soon spoil in warm weather.
(n.) That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty.
(n.) Public offices and their emoluments regarded as the peculiar property of a successful party or faction, to be bestowed for its own advantage; -- commonly in the plural; as to the victor belong the spoils.
(n.) That which is gained by strength or effort.
(n.) The act or practice of plundering; robbery; aste.
(n.) Corruption; cause of corruption.
(n.) The slough, or cast skin, of a serpent or other animal.
(1) The Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli said she would not let comments about her appearance by the BBC presenter John Inverdale spoil the greatest day of her life.
(2) In a ruling rejecting any claims to the "spoils of war," New York's highest court concluded Thursday that an ancient gold tablet must be returned to the German museum that lost it in the Second world war .
(3) Acanthamoeba culbertsoni was isolated from a sewage-spoil dump site near Ambrose Light, New York Bight.
(4) We tested 1,145 isolates from fresh and spoiling irradiated (0.0, 0.3, and 0.6 Mrad) yellow perch fillets for proteolytic activity, by the use of both media.
(5) The few who enjoy themselves thoughtlessly, going against the green Glastonbury ethos , spoil it for the many.
(6) Spoiled fish of the families, Scombridae and Scomberesocidae (e.g.
(7) Spoiling periods of ca 1-2 ms with driving currents of ca 0.5-1.0 A are predicted to be adequate for surface-spoiling experiments with rat, e.g., for noninvasive monitoring of liver.
(8) Magnetic resonance arteriograms of healthy volunteers and selected patients were produced with a new spoiled gradient-echo pulse sequence based on time-of-flight phenomena.
(9) In the spoiled samples, the highest total counts were 820 million in buttermilk biscuits.
(10) Hagenbeck’s zoo would be a celebration of the German colonial project and its spoils, from German South-West Africa (present-day Namibia) to German East Africa (present-day Burundi, Rwanda and mainland Tanzania).
(11) Facebook Twitter Pinterest The spoils of war: pro-Russia rebels recover a tank (left) abandoned by retreating Ukrainian troops.
(12) Deliberately spoiled mackerel samples and mackerel samples implicated in outbreaks of scombrotoxicosis were, under medical supervision, tested blind on normal, healthy volunteers of both sexes.
(13) So far the Republican primary has spoiled us, from Rick Perry's "oops" to corporate asset-stripper Mitt Romney's admission that he liked firing people, delivered just before he was snapped apparently receiving a sit-down shoe-shine from an underling – not a good look for a would-be man of the people.
(14) Magnetic resonance angiography of the pulmonary vasculature was evaluated in 12 subjects using breath-hold gradient echo scans and surface coils at 1.5 T. Flow-compensated GRASS, spoiled GRASS (SPGR), and WARP-SPGR sequences were utilized.
(15) Mawer said some junior members may have been paid a fee, with bigger fish getting a share of the spoils.
(16) This magnificent quintet of gems was, alas, the sum total of the factual and subjective spoils of which the committee was able to relieve him over two-and-a-half long hours.
(17) Economics didn't start out trying to spoil our fun.
(18) Sid Ward, teacher, 38, Kingsbridge, Devon (now living in Herefordshire) ‘Properties are empty, so the community is empty’ Second homes destroy the fabric of the town and spoil the very things that made it attractive to the second home owner in the first place.
(19) But Pence, close observers said, simply advocated such ideas ahead of their time, at a moment when Republican leadership still feared that the “war on women” label would spoil their standing with the public in the 2012 election.
(20) The script was written but Burnley spoiled Cole and Lambert’s happy ending.