Spalled vs Spawled - What's the difference?

spalled | spawled |


As verbs the difference between spalled and spawled

is that spalled is (spall) while spawled is (spawl).

spalled

English

Verb

(head)
  • (spall)

  • spall

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl)

    Alternative forms

    *spawl

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A splinter, fragment or chip, especially of stone.
  • *1974 , (GB Edwards), The Book of Ebenezer Le Page , New York 2007, p. 13:
  • *:My father knew Bert Le Feuvre, the foreman of Griffith's yard, and there was a little heap of spawls waiting ready every night in summer after school for me to crack.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To break into fragments or small pieces.
  • (Pryce)
  • To reduce, as irregular blocks of stone, to an approximately level surface by hammering.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) spalla.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, rare) The shoulder.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.vi:
  • Their mightie strokes their haberieons dismayld, / And naked made each others manly spalles [...].

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    spawled

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (spawl)

  • spawl

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (-)
  • Scattered or ejected spittle
  • Derived terms
    * bespawl

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To scatter spittle from the mouth; to spit
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