spirit rapping
noun Date: 1852 communication by raps held to be from the spirits of the dead

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  • Spirit rapping — Spirit Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spirit rapping — noun alleged form of communication with spirits of the dead • Syn: ↑table rapping, ↑table tapping • Hypernyms: ↑psychic phenomena, ↑psychic phenomenon, ↑parapsychology • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spirit rapping — spirit rapper. Spiritualism. a form of communication between living persons and the spirits of deceased persons by tapping out messages on a table, board, or the like. [1850 55, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • spirit-rapping — /ˈspɪrət ˌræpɪŋ/ (say spiruht .raping) noun supposed communication between the living and the dead by rapping out messages on a table or the like. –spirit rapper, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • spirit-rapping — spirˈit rapping noun • • • Main Entry: ↑spirit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spirit — Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit would… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spirit butterfly — Spirit Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spirit duck — Spirit Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spirit lamp — Spirit Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spirit level — Spirit Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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