[ spilth ]
/ spɪlθ /
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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Example sentences from the Web for spilth
There it hums and caracoles, through the bottles and glasses; reckless what dangerous breakage and spilth it may occasion.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Volume V. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
His foot slipped in the spilth of wine, and the huge body went down like an oak, his head striking one leg of the table.Chivalry|James Branch Cabell