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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.
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