from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of spilling.
- n. An amount spilled.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A spillage; spilled material.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Anything spilt, or freely poured out; slop; effusion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which is spilled; that which is poured out lavishly.
The earliest known use of "spilth" is in Shakespeare's
This suffix comes to us from Old English and is used to indicate an act or process (as in "spilth" or the more familiar "growth") or a state or condition (as in "breadth" or "length").
"spilth" of St Monday formed the entire demand of Tuesday.
"spilth," combines the verb "spill" with a suffix ( "- age," this time borrowed from Old French) that can indicate an act or process.
The dizzying stench of the six-foot-high city-block-long banks of spilth, a foul miasma of garbage, excrement, and animal parts—and the maddening hum of a million blowflies. . .
She gives us words such as “spilth,” “spelth,” “splints,” “spiles,” and “spatch.”
And woes, by heaven ordained, must fall — Unsoothed by tears or spilth of wine
Pah! the house fumes with stench and spilth of blood.
Golf leads to muscular ideals among women, and muscular ideals lead to romance, to the "spilth of blood" and "the horrid din of the swashbuckler swashing on his buckler."
His foot slipped in the spilth of wine, and the huge body went down like an oak, the head of it striking one leg of the table.
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