spoil


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spoil

[spȯil]
(mining engineering)
The overburden or nonore material from a coal mine.
A stratum of coal and dirt mixed.

spoil

Material from excavating or dredging.
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But such recollections dwell not long with those who lead a life of danger and enterprise, and ere the sound of the death-hymn had died on the wind, the outlaws were again busied in the distribution of their spoil.
``Valiant knight,'' said Locksley to the Black Champion, ``without whose good heart and mighty arm our enterprise must altogether have failed, will it please you to take from that mass of spoil whatever may best serve to pleasure you, and to remind you of this my Trysting-tree?''
Locksley now proceeded to the distribution of the spoil, which he performed with the most laudable impartiality.
``I would,'' said the leader, ``we could hear tidings of our joyous chaplain he was never wont to be absent when meat was to be blessed, or spoil to be parted; and it is his duty to take care of these the tithes of our successful enterprise.
The spoils were indeed very large; for, notwithstanding that much was consumed, a great deal of plate, rich armour, and splendid clothing, had been secured by the exertions of the dauntless outlaws, who could be appalled by no danger when such rewards were in view.
"You see now that my bow was not spoiled," said he laughing; and away he ran.
Every one was eager to known him, and for a time he became the spoiled darling of society.
The world which had petted and spoiled the poet now turned from the man.
It is not against the law to spoil your ballot paper but deliberately filling in the ballot incorrectly or defacing it with graffiti will render it invalid.
When you see Endgame in the coming weeks, please don't spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn't want it spoiled for you,' they added.
They urged Marvel fans and viewers to not spoil the film for others before its release on April 26.
According to the Resettlement Action Plan specially prepared for the Ghazi Barotha Project on the recommendation of the loaning agency World Bank and with the approval of the government of Pakistan, WAPDA had to resale back the land of spoil banks to its original land owners after completion of the project and its usage.