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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

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.

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.

spill

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A temporary dam has been created in order to stop the spillage leaving the pond and to prevent any further contamination and our officers will continue to monitor the environment for any other impacts from this spillage.
Get Surrey's traffic and travel monitor INRIX said: "Two lanes closed and queuing traffic due to multi-vehicle accident and oil spillage on M25 anticlockwise.
To document the incidence of gallstone spillage during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
A Newcastle University spokesman said: "There was a minor chemical spillage in a University research building.
The Championship leader completed just 10 laps in the opening session which was delayed by 30 minutes as marshals desperately attempted to rectify the spillage.
Transfer points can be prone to spillage as the conveyed material lands on the receiving conveyor," explained Daniel Marshall, product engineer.
A workman covers the oil spillage on Cathedral Road with sand
SBMA Chair Roberto Garcia said the agency had investigated the iron ore spillage from the feeder vessel of Brazil's Vale Shipping Holdings Pte.
However, it comes with its own spectrum of complications, the two most unique ones being injury to the biliary tract and spillage of gallstones.
GREAT LEIGHS has taken a positive step towards a return to racing by fitting the course floodlights with hoods in order to minimise light spillage, a problem that angered local residents when the track was previously part of the sport's landscape, writes David Baxter.