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Spawl \Spawl\, n. A splinter or fragment, as of wood or stone. See Spall.


Spawl \Spawl\, n. [Cf. AS. sp[=a]tl, fr. sp[=ae]tan to spit; probably akin to sp[=i]wan, E. spew. Cf. Spew.] Scattered or ejected spittle.


Spawl \Spawl\, v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. Spawled; p. pr. & vb. n. Spawling.] [Cf. AS. sp[=a]tlian.] To scatter spittle from the mouth; to spit, as saliv

  1. Why must he sputter, spawl, and slaver it In vain, against the people's favorite.


Etymology 1 n. (alternative form of spall English) Etymology 2

n. Scattered or ejected spittle vb. (context obsolete English) To scatter spittle from the mouth; to spit


n. a fragment broken off from the edge or face of stone or ore and having at least one thin edge; "a truck bearing a mound of blue spalls" [syn: spall]