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Crossword Solutions for: ?P?LL

spall

spall
(n.) The shoulder.
(n.) A chip or fragment, especially a chip of stone as struck off the block by the hammer, having at least one feather-edge.
(v. i.) To give off spalls, or wedge-shaped chips; -- said of stone, as when badly set, with the weight thrown too much on the outer surface.
(v. t.) To break into small pieces, as ore, for the purpose of separating from rock.
(v. t.) To reduce, as irregular blocks of stone, to an approximately level surface by hammering.

spell

spell
(n.) A spelk, or splinter.
(n.) The relief of one person by another in any piece of work or watching; also, a turn at work which is carried on by one person or gang relieving another; as, a spell at the pumps; a spell at the masthead.
(n.) The time during which one person or gang works until relieved; hence, any relatively short period of time, whether a few hours, days, or weeks.
(n.) One of two or more persons or gangs who work by spells.
(n.) A gratuitous helping forward of another's work; as, a logging spell.
(n.) A story; a tale.
(n.) A stanza, verse, or phrase supposed to be endowed with magical power; an incantation; hence, any charm.
(v. i.) To form words with letters, esp. with the proper letters, either orally or in writing.
(v. i.) To study by noting characters; to gain knowledge or learn the meaning of anything, by study.
(v. t.) To supply the place of for a time; to take the turn of, at work; to relieve; as, to spell the helmsman.
(v. t.) To tell; to relate; to teach.
(v. t.) To put under the influence of a spell; to affect by a spell; to bewitch; to fascinate; to charm.
(v. t.) To constitute; to measure.
(v. t.) To tell or name in their proper order letters of, as a word; to write or print in order the letters of, esp. the proper letters; to form, as words, by correct orthography.
(v. t.) To discover by characters or marks; to read with difficulty; -- usually with out; as, to spell out the sense of an author; to spell out a verse in the Bible.

spill

spill
(n.) A bit of wood split off; a splinter.
(n.) A slender piece of anything.
(n.) A peg or pin for plugging a hole, as in a cask; a spile.
(n.) A metallic rod or pin.
(n.) A small roll of paper, or slip of wood, used as a lamplighter, etc.
(n.) One of the thick laths or poles driven horizontally ahead of the main timbering in advancing a level in loose ground.
(n.) A little sum of money.
(v. i.) To be destroyed, ruined, or wasted; to come to ruin; to perish; to waste.
(v. i.) To be shed; to run over; to fall out, and be lost or wasted.
(v. t.) To cover or decorate with slender pieces of wood, metal, ivory, etc.; to inlay.
(v. t.) To destroy; to kill; to put an end to.
(v. t.) To mar; to injure; to deface; hence, to destroy by misuse; to waste.
(v. t.) To suffer to fall or run out of a vessel; to lose, or suffer to be scattered; -- applied to fluids and to substances whose particles are small and loose; as, to spill water from a pail; to spill quicksilver from a vessel; to spill powder from a paper; to spill sand or flour.
(v. t.) To cause to flow out and be lost or wasted; to shed, or suffer to be shed, as in battle or in manslaughter; as, a man spills another's blood, or his own blood.
(v. t.) To relieve a sail from the pressure of the wind, so that it can be more easily reefed or furled, or to lessen the strain.