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spill

1
Austral the declaring of several political jobs vacant when one higher up becomes so

spill

2
a small peg or rod made of metal
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spill

[spil]
(engineering)
The accidental release of some material, such as nuclear material or oil, from a container.
(nucleonics)
The accidental release of radioactive material.
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spill, spill light

Light rays, from spotlights and other focused light sources, that are not useful, e.g., producing lighting where it is not wanted on a stage.
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spill

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