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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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Fans worldwide have been worried that the weather may play spoilsport again and the game might be washed out by showers.
The prosecution argued that Dileep being a high profile celebrity with lot of influence could play spoilsport if given bail.
That know-it-all spoilsport Wikipedia claims this derivation may be open to question but I say Rams fans getting ready for today's clash with Nottingham Forest ought to be able to feel proud that theirs is, in every sense, the original derby.
Spoilsport: Protester Trenton Oldfield is pulled out of the Thames.
Viewers also lapped up the sight of Nigel Havers refusing to be electrocuted (spoilsport).
And, thanks to the notoriously secretive nature of the company, rumors had begun flying think and fast on what Apple could possibly do to <a href="Spoilsport: No Apple 10th anniversary of retail stores celebration today">celebrate its 10th anniversary</a>.
Paramilitary personnel including CRPF, ITBP, state police were deployed in and around this city to keep check on anti-social elements and to tighten noose against miscreants playing the spoilsport.
Keith Hardy, play and urban games manager, said: "The game of conkers has attracted a spoilsport image over recent years so we hope these games will dispel that a little.
Though rain played spoilsport, Ahmad proved his credentials.
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.