from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A machine for driving spiles or piles into the earth.


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  • About 1839, he took his new spile-driver to Maumee Bay and drove about nine hundred feet of spiling around Turtle Island, filling the enclosed space with earth to the height of three feet, to protect the light-house.

    Cleveland Past and Present Its Representative Men

  • The third act can introduce a spile-driver with which to drive his hat over his eyes and knock his brains down into his lungs.

    A House-Boat on the Styx


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