a chip or splinter, as of stone or ore.
to break into smaller pieces, as ore; split or chip.
to break or split off in chips or bits.
- spaller, noun
- non·spall·ing, adjective
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How to use spall in a sentence
spall says that, faced with the contradictions in the research, they created an amalgam of them.
Tim [spall] could well be nominated and not win because Hollywood films tend to win.
spall spent two years training to paint in preparation for the role.
spall plays him brilliantly as a grumbling, grunting beast of a man whose sensitivity and kindness emerges slowly.
spall was rewarded for his hard work with the best actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Mr. Joseph D. McGuire fabricates a grooved jade ax from an entirely rough spall in less than a hundred hours.Folkways | William Graham Sumner
British Dictionary definitions for spall
a splinter or chip of ore, rock, or stone
to split or cause to split into such fragments
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