ETYM Cf. Old Fren. espoille, Latin spolium.
1. The act of stripping and taking by force; SYN. spoliation, spoilation, despoliation, despoilment.
2. The act of spoiling; SYN. spoiling, spoilage.
3. (Usually plural) Valuables taken by violence (especially in war).
ETYM From an assumed Old French dim. of robe See Rubbish.
1. A mass of rough stones or fragments of concrete, usually resulting from a demolition.
2. Rough stone as it comes from the quarry.
3. Water-worn or rough broken stones; broken bricks, etc., used in coarse masonry, or to fill up between the facing courses of walls.