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 Spid’ireen or Spidereen.Spilt Milk. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Spigot.
 
Spare at the spigot and spill at the bung. To be parsimonious in trifles and wasteful in great matters, like a man who stops his beer-tub at the vent-hole and leaves it running at the bung-hole.   1
 


 Spid’ireen or Spidereen.Spilt Milk. 

 
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