- (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. 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.
- (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.
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Definition of: PALLS
- Hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
- Cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing; "Too much spicy food cloyed his appetite"
- Burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
- Cover with a pall
- A sudden numbing dread
- Cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"
- Lose interest or become bored with something or somebody; "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"
- Lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to); "the course palled on her"
- Become less interesting or attractive
- Lose sparkle or bouquet; "wine and beer can pall"
- Cause to become flat; "pall the beer"