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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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Haridwar (Uttarakhand) [India], Sept 23 ( ANI ): Rain looks to play spoilsport over President Ram Nath Kovind's visit to Uttarakhand as an event scheduled for President on Saturday evening is on the verge of being cancelled.
The prosecution argued that Dileep being a high profile celebrity with lot of influence could play spoilsport if given bail.
I refused to sign the release, spoilsport that I am.
SPOILSPORT ADULTS and local authorities are robbing children of old-fashioned play opportunities, according to two charities, the Children's Play Council and the Children's Society.
I am not a spoilsport, but cannotunderstand why I should support other people who participate in expensive leisure pastimes.
The prank hits its bumpy spots--a glam young screen diva (played by glam Gwyneth Paltrow) and a spoilsport neighbor (Denis O'Hare, grousing about like Anthony Heald's vice principal on Boston Public) are one-note Harrys.
His earlier films largely rejected a Danish identity for a polyglot, polysemous one, while spoilsport critics carped about their rootless cosmopolitanism.
Only a spoilsport, or perhaps one of those lonely souls who have been dispatched to write about the "issues," would dare utter a discouraging word and suggest: This election is important.
Don't let the monsoon play spoilsport on your solo trip: eight essential tips to follow this season.
THE CBI on Tuesday did not oppose RJD leader Lalu Prasad's petition for changing the judge in a 1996 fodder scam case even as the Supreme Court reserved its order after senior counsel Shanti Bhushan played spoilsport by questioning the move by the " influential" politician at the far end of the trial.
THE new 525 traps played spoilsport during the opening session of the Hennerty Sales Irish Laurels at Curraheen Park on Friday night when they opened prematurely for the fourth and fifth heats and resulted in the meeting being called off.
Only the grouchiest spoilsport would deny them their high jinks during this the coldest of recent winters.