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spile

[spīl]
(mining engineering)
A temporary lagging driven ahead on levels in loose ground.
A short piece of plank sharpened flatwise and used for driving into watery strata as sheet piling to assist in checking the flow of water.

spile

1. A peg or plug used to fill a nail hole.
2.
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Be careful not to wobble the drill, as this can result in an "ovaled" hole, which will not adequately hold the spile and may allow sap to leak out around the edges.
Next they will venture into the forest to identify maple trees, check the taps, and possibly try drilling a spile, a stout metal pipe
When the season is over, you simply take the spile out.
When you have finished sugaring operations for the year, remove the spile and the hole will seal itself.
The airport worker said: "Liam came into the Tap and Spile and asked for a pint of heroin.
You'll be able to get a round in at the Tap and Spile using bitcoin from February 14.
Gavin, Lozzy, Christina and Jack at The Tap and Spile.
To coincide with the launch of the new route, pubs in the region - including The Woolsington Arms at the airport, the Tap and Spile in Hexham, The Free Trade Inn, and Cumberland Arms, in Ouseburn, The Brandling Villa, and The Queen Victoria Gosforth and The Trent House, in the city centre - are hosting a "Pula Pint Week.
At the end of the season, many old-time sugarers would plug the spile holes with warm paraffin to stop the loss of sap and deter ants and other insects from being drawn to the wounds.
You could check into Eryl Mor, 2 Upper Garth Road (01248 353789), Tap & Spile on Garth Road (01248 370835) or the Premier Inn at Ffordd Y Parc (01248 679070) Where do I eat?
A spile is then inserted into the hole, and gently but firmly tapped into place with a hammer.
One of Birmingham's best known canalside pubs, The Tap & Spile, was recently banned for selling alcohol for a month after an undercover police surveillance operation exposed staff selling alcohol to youngsters.