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    spail

    I found this word in a word game but I can't find its meaning. The only I can see is this: Urban Dictionary: spail
    Is it really the meaning? I know folks put their own inventions in there so I'm not sure if I can trust this one.

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    Re: spail

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    I found this word in a word game but I can't find its meaning. The only I can see is this: Urban Dictionary: spail
    Is it really the meaning? I know folks put their own inventions in there so I'm not sure if I can trust this one.
    I've never heard it before either, in any context, and I had no idea there was another word for "junk mail". I can see where they got it from "spam + mail"!

    The only other dictionary hit I found for it directed me to "See: Spale" for which the definition is here:

    Spale: Definition with Spale Pictures and Photos

    However, none of the other dictionaries I looked at gave "spail" as an alternative spelling.

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    Re: spail

    Definitions of spail - OneLook Dictionary Search means 'spail' is not a word in English. If I can't find a word at Onelook.com, it means to me that that word does not exist.

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    Re: spail

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    Definitions of spail - OneLook Dictionary Search means 'spail' is not a word in English. If I can't find a word at Onelook.com, it means to me that that word does not exist.
    I thought so too. Except not every word is available on the internet. Some that I find in the paper version of Webster's I can't find on the web. But this is not the case, as the paper version doesn't have it either. But why would they make it a valid word in the games? I saw it in two different games (possibly using the same dictionary).

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    Re: spail

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    I thought so too. Except not every word is available on the internet. Some that I find in the paper version of Webster's I can't find on the web. But this is not the case, as the paper version doesn't have it either. But why would they make it a valid word in the games? I saw it in two different games (possibly using the same dictionary).
    What were the games?

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    Re: spail

    Fowl Words. Fowl Words - Learning Games at Miniclip.com - Play Free Online Games
    PS: Oh, and by the way. This game recognizes really many words - old, regional or whatever (not all though) but it doesn't have "spam" which should seem a little strange if "spail" is really contracted "spam mail".
    Last edited by mmasny; 17-Jun-2010 at 19:29.

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