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speel

or speil

[speel] /spil/
verb (used with or without object), Scot. and North England.
1.
to climb; ascend; mount.
Origin of speel
1505-1515
First recorded in 1505-15; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for speil

speel

/spiːl/
noun
1.
(Manchester, dialect) a splinter of wood
Word Origin
probably from Old Norse; compare Norwegian spela, spila, Swedish spjela, spjelespill²
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