Spile vs Soile - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between spile and soile
is that spile
is a splinter or spile
can be a pile; a post or girder while soile
As a verb spile
is to plug (a hole) with a spile or spile
can be to support by means of spiles or spile
can be (us|dialect|ambitransitive) spoil.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) or (etyl) , (etyl) spile.
A spigot or plug used to stop the hole in a barrel or cask.
*1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
*:So I felt my way down the passage back to the vault, and recked not of the darkness, nor of Blackbeard and his crew, if only I could lay my lips to liquor. Thus I groped about the barrels till near the top of the stack my hand struck on the spile of a keg, and drawing it, I got my mouth to the hold.
(US) A spout inserted in a maple (or other tree) to draw off sap.
To plug (a hole) with a spile.
To draw off (a liquid) using a spile.
To provide (a barrel, tree etc.) with a spile.
Alteration of (pile), after Etymology 1, above.
A pile; a post or girder.
To support by means of spiles.
Alteration of (l).
(US, dialect, ambitransitive) spoil.
* 1589–1600 , (Richard Hakluyt), The Principal Navigations, Voiages, Traffiques and Discoueries of the English Nation
- The frutefulnesse of the soile is excedyng