Definitions of spiller

  1. a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it ( usually suspended between buoys)
  2. an attacker who sheds or spills blood; " a great hunter and spiller of blood"
  3. A kind of fishing line with many hooks; a boulter.
  4. One who spills or sheds; a kind of fishing- line.
  5. One who spills a kind of fishing- line.

Usage examples for spiller

  1. In addition to the appearance of such indelible marks of crime, oftentimes the ghost of the spiller of blood, or of the murdered person, haunts the scene. – Strange Pages from Family Papers by T. F. Thiselton Dyer
  2. Among those who ministered to the great man's pleasures we must probably reckon Spelman, Speller, Spillman, Spiller, from Mid. – The Romance of Names by Ernest Weekley
  3. Marryin' Huldy Spiller ain't no hangin' matter- but hit'll cost that boy his life ef you fuss with him and git him excited and all worked up. – Judith of the Cumberlands by Alice MacGowan
  4. " Cain't none of the boys kiss yo' gal," panted Huldah Spiller, pausing beside him. – Judith of the Cumberlands by Alice MacGowan
  5. Halfway across she met Huldah Spiller coming up from the Far spring with a bucket of sulphur water which was held to be good for Jim Cal's rheumatism. – Judith of the Cumberlands by Alice MacGowan
  6. The stranger stepped back with a word of apology, and I took note of him for a fellow- countryman, and a worldly buck of fashion indeed, almost as cap- a- pie the automobilist as my mysterious spiller of cider had been the pedestrian. – The Guest of Quesnay by Booth Tarkington
  7. When he got her message it would be with Huldah Spiller beside him to help him read it. – Judith of the Cumberlands by Alice MacGowan
  8. Mrs. Hewson was successful in her trade venture, and in 1796 she and her son bought from Spiller Fillimore his farm on Jolicure Point, which has been known ever since as the Hewson farm. – The-Chignecto-Isthmus-and-its-first-settlers by Trueman, Howard
  9. Enter Lothair, as Spiller, 3rd dress, left hand, plate 7. Grindorf: Spiller, let my bride appear. – A Book About the Theater by Brander Matthews