Communities were spilt into smaller and smaller units, while signs in villages warned against speaking Circassian in public areas.
Has not he spilt and spiled two buckets of syrup, that I have been the live-long night bilin'.
The Frenchman helped; and, being so happy, in cors, spilt the gravy.
The blood rushed to his head as Sandu dropped his knife and spilt a piece of lard upon the table.
The tin can was still round his neck, but the dinner had been spilt in the struggle.
This New World had never been won from darkness if men had hung back from fear of spilt blood.
"You've spilt all my clothes," Miriam said, and began to pick them up.
It was this monster that had spilt the pool of blood drying on the floor, near the door.
A groan instantly followed, as George spilt the whole of it.
However, the milk that is spilt cries not out afterwards, as you say.
Old English spillan "destroy, kill," variant of spildan, from Proto-Germanic *spelthijanan (cf. Old High German spildan "to spill," Old Saxon spildian, Old Norse spilla "to destroy," Middle Dutch spillen "to waste"), from PIE *spel- "to split, break off" (cf. Middle Dutch spalden, Old High German spaltan "to split;" for further cognates, see spoil). Related: Spilled; spilling.
Sense of "let (liquid) fall or run out" developed mid-14c. from use of the word in reference to shedding blood (early 12c.). Intransitive sense is from 1650s. Spill the beans recorded by 1910 in a sense of "spoil the situation;" to cry for spilt milk (usually with negative) is attested from 1738.
1845, originally "a throw from a horse," from spill (v.).