It's going to be concrete, from the spiles up—there ain't anything like it in the country.
It makes all dar stumacs big, like as you seed 'em, and spiles dar 'gestion.
It had been quite recently built, as Tom Gray found upon examining the spiles and comparing their age with those of the lower dam.
"John, ye musn't talk so ter th' sarvents; it spiles 'em," said his wife.
Hundreds of twigs of elder have been cut in short lengths, and the pith pushed out, to make “spiles.”
Then the spiles were driven in tightly with a wooden mallet.
He loaded the kettles, buckets, and spiles and stopped at the spice thicket to cut a bale of twigs as he passed.
A striped snaik in the morning spiles the rest ov that day for me.
There had been a cold snap that froze the sap in the buckets and hung icicles from the spiles.
Then they were to have ready their tapping gouges, their spiles and buckets.
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).