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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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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.
Without wishing to be a spoilsport, I'm not sure Pardew can take them back into Europe.
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.
Blake is on the verge of becoming the biggest spoilsport in Olympic history, 80,000 fans having paid up to 750 pound each specifically to see Bolt light up London.
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.
I am certainly not a spoilsport senior citizen, but it would be a much better society if we educated children to donate some pocket money to obtain a poppy for the November Remembrance period and had more parents and adults offering to purchase a wreath.
Children can't differentiate between toys and nutritional items," The Guardian quoted a spoilsport watchdog as saying--which would go some way to explaining oil those incidents of kids devouring their PlayStations that we hear so much about.
SPOILSPORT Dave Greig netted a late equaliser to put Banks' title party on hold.
WHAT kind of spoilsport is the Green Party's Clr Andrew Cooper in suggesting that councillors actually pay for their own Christmas booze-ups?