spilth

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From spill +‎ -th.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

spilth (plural spilths)

  1. (archaic) A spillage; spilled material.
    • 1855, Browning, Robert, “Instans Tyrannus”, in Men and Women, lines 19–22:
      I tempted his blood and his flesh, / Hid in roses my mesh, / Choicest cates and the flagon's best spilth— / Still he kept to his filth!
    • 1946, Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan
      Like a vast spider suspended by a metal chord, a candelabrum presided over the room nine feet above the floor-boards. From its sweeping arms of iron, long stalactites of wax lowered their pale spilths drip by drip, drip by drip.
    • 1985, Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked:
      Baked fish lay cooling on the table, and there was a great spilth of wine on the floor.