Definition of Spails
1. spail [n] - See also: spail
Lexicographical Neighbors of Spails
spails (current term)
Literary usage of Spails
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Century by Bim Sherman (1899)
"Now, Misther McGeever, would ye cut that many spails all in the wan night?" —evincing an eager interest. " In wan night, if I sat in me own house an' did ..."
2. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... And freezing spangles of the Lapland skies ; ;¡Now swells his canvas to the sultry line, '¡With glittering spails where Indian grottos shine, ..."
3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"... a basket made of wooden spails, oak preferred, for carrying food to cattle on a farm. SPY-FARLEY, a marvel-monger, one who sees and retails wonderful ..."
4. The Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (1841)
"... They'll keep their stubborn Highland spirit : But smash them! crash them a' to spails! ..."
5. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... Shall mourn these spails, and this victorious day ; Shall wish, too late ! the golden helt unsought, And curse the trophies he so dearly hought! ..."