"'Pears like as if we were spiling the Egyptians," said an old man who had gathered an immense pile of blankets and coats.
Then he took a few turns with the other end about a spiling, and held hard.
The ship passed between the long rows of spiling with nice judgment.
I rushed forrard, and raised her to my arms: spiling thereby a new weskit and a pair of crimson smalcloes.
With a bound, Willy Horse cleared the spiling and leaped to the river bed to finish his victim.
Is about this here "spiling the River" which snarlers set down to our sort.
tap or spout for drawing maple sugar, 1844, from Northern English dialect spile "splinter" (1510s), from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German spile "splinter, skewer, bar, spindle," perhaps related to spike (n.1).