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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spill  \Spill\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Spilt};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  cover  or  decorate  with  slender  pieces  of  wood,  metal, 
  ivory,  etc.;  to  inlay.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spill  \Spill\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Spilled},  or  {Spilt};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Spilling}.]  [OE.  spillen,sually,  to  destroy,  AS 
  spillan  spildan  to  destroy;  akin  to  Icel.  spilla  to 
  destroy,  Sw  spilla  to  spill,  Dan.  spilde,G.  &  D.  spillen  to 
  squander,  OHG.  spildan.] 
  1.  To  destroy;  to  kill;  to  put  an  end  to  [Obs.] 
  And  gave  him  to  the  queen,  all  at  her  will  To  choose 
  whether  she  would  him  save  or  spill.  --Chaucer. 
  Greater  glory  think  [it]  to  save  than  spill. 
  2.  To  mar;  to  injure;  to  deface;  hence  to  destroy  by  misuse; 
  to  waste.  [Obs.] 
  They  [the  colors]  disfigure  the  stuff  and  spill  the 
  whole  workmanship.  --Puttenham. 
  Spill  not  the  morning,  the  quintessence  of  day  in 
  recreations.  --Fuller. 
  3.  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 
  Note:  Spill  differs  from  pour  in  expressing  accidental  loss 
  --  a  loss  or  waste  contrary  to  purpose. 
  4.  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. 
  And  to  revenge  his  blood  so  justly  spilt.  --Dryden. 
  5.  (Naut.)  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. 
  {Spilling  line}  (Naut.),  a  rope  used  for  spilling,  or 
  dislodging,  the  wind  from  the  belly  of  a  sail.  --Totten. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spilt  \Spilt\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Spill}.  Spilled. 

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