from The Century Dictionary.

  • Showing spills (see spill, 7) or cracks or seams: said of inferior wrought-iron bar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Prone to spilling.


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  • Maybe people should ask Palin how is that "oily-spilly" stuff working out for ya?

    Palin weighs in on Louisiana oil spill

  • How's that drilly spilly thing working out for ya?

    Palin weighs in on Louisiana oil spill

  • Starbucks has been opening up cafes right next to subway stations in New York since the late 70s, yet there are literally no places to set down your spilly coffee cup (which is burning you with molten coffee) while trying to pull out your metrocard and simultaneously holding your umbrella between your legs, much like an insane and angry clown.

    Spilly McSpill

  • Backseat Blogger just did a spilly all over that brand new white shag rug.

    Ah, the Adrian-flavoured irony.

  • But subsist solely on content from the Sermon on the Mount World, and we'll be jonesing for the spilly spontaneity, the glorious rawness of the Wisdom of Crowds world.

    Adam Hanft: Murdoch's $6 Billion Dollar Reminder That Old Media Isn't Dead

  • Big things and little things and spilly things and all, and there was no reason in the world why she couldn't do it all right.

    Mary Jane's City Home

  • "You seem to bring spilly things, ma'am," said King, taking the goods carefully.

    Marjorie's New Friend

  • With only a gray kitten and a spotted dog as companions, the baby will be instantly, adorably recognizable to readers - finger food, bouncy seat, spilly cup and all.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Trying to wash clothes during an extended trip can be a hassle, what with trying to find a coin laundry, deciphering foreign detergent instructions, or carrying your own spilly, nasty soap with you (assuming the TSA won't take it away from you).

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Most non-Rockies fans would say the Rockies do not now nor ever have had a golf pitching staff just kidding. instead lets talk about how awesome spilly is

    Purple Row


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