Spill Spill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spilt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spilling}.] To cover or decorate with slender pieces of wood, metal, ivory, etc.; to inlay. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • Spilling — Spịl|ling 〈m. 1〉 = Haferpflaume [<mhd. spillinc, spinlinc <ahd. spenilinch; zu *span „Magerkeit“ (wegen der geringen Größe der Früchte)] * * * Spịl|ling, der; s, e [spätmhd. spilling, mhd. spinlinc, älter: spenilinch, H. u.]: Haferpflaume …   Universal-Lexikon

  • spilling — noun a) The act of dropping or spreading out of a fluid or particles. Spilling your drink makes a mess. b) The action of spreading out in the manner of a fluid. The clowns routine of spilling out of a tiny car always made the audience laugh …   Wiktionary

  • Spilling — Recorded as Spelling, Spellen and Spilling, this is an English surname. It is believed to originate from the pre 7th century Olde English word spellian meaning a scholar, speaker or professional story teller. Clearly the name literally means an… …   Surnames reference

  • spilling — spɪl n. instance of spilling; quantity spilled; mark made by spilled liquid; fall, tumble; spillway; small scrap of paper or wood for lighting a fire v. cause or allow something to fall out of a container (especially unintentionally); scatter;… …   English contemporary dictionary

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