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spall

A small fragment or chip removed from the face of a stone or masonry unit by a blow or by action of the elements.
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The school's principal, Gary Hindmarch, said: "The strong link between the people of South Shields and the marine school is demonstrated by the history of the Spawls family.
In Country Club: Chicken Wire (2008), Hurvin Anderson --who is interviewed by Alice Spawls in this issue--depicts a deserted tennis court behind an impenetrable wire fence, a reminder of how the spaces in which sport takes place have become ubiquitous but continue to mark out social boundaries.