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spall

[spȯl]
(engineering)
To reduce irregular stone blocks to an approximate size by chipping with a hammer.
To break off thin chips from, and parallel to, the surface of a material, such as a metal or rock.
(geology)
A fragment removed from the surface of a rock by weathering.
A relatively thin, sharp-edged fragment produced by exfoliation.
A rock fragment produced by chipping with a hammer.
(mining engineering)
To break ore.
(ordnance)
A fragment torn from the surface of an armor plate.

Spall

A small fragment or chip dislodged from the face of a stone or masonry unit by a blow or by the action caused by the elements, such as a freezing and thawing cycle.

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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Every now and again these personalities turn up who are both infuriating and fascinating but you can't help but like them," Spall says.
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A spall can also occur from a moisture leak in the furnace cooling system.
Spall says their techniques for sampling and analysis avoid obvious contamination from human contact, but he adds that protein from groundwater may have seeped in while the fossil lay encased in sandstone for 150 million years.
Renowned actors Gary Oldman ("Hannibal"), Timothy Spall ("Nicholas Nickleby"), Michael Gambon ("Gosford Park"), David Thewlis ("Timeline"), Pam Ferris ("Matilda") and Paul Whitehouse (star of the BBC's "The Fast Show") have joined the esteemed ensemble cast of the film, which is being directed by Academy Award nominee Alfonso Cuaron ("Y Tu Mama Tambien," "Great Expectations," "A Little Princess") and produced by David Heyman, Chris Columbus and Mark Radcliffe.
Spall, who has a young daughter, ex, with ex-Hollyoaks actress wife, Elize "Knowing that my kids are going to be able to watch this film is a really nice thing," smiles the actor, who is spending Christmas with his family "watching a load of rubbish TV and Get Santa on "Knowing that my kids are going to be able to watch this film is a really nice thing," smiles the actor, who is spending Christmas with his family "watching a load of rubbish TV and Get Santa on repeat".
ROCKERS Elbow smuggled illicit booze into the Olympic closing ceremony for a backstage knees-up with actor Timothy Spall in a Churchill costume and Kate Moss.
Concrete repairs include interior crack injection, interior and exterior spall repair, double tee web repair, column spall repair and external reinforcing with FRP Wrap, expansion joint waterstop repair, demolition and replacement of a failed portion of the floor slab in 12 MG reservoir, and other work shown on the drawings, described in the specifications, and required by Engineer.