Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of turning or moving a table by no apparent adequate physical or mechanical force; table-moving; table-turning.

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Examples

  • This type of spirit contact was in vogue when table-tipping, cabinet-knocking, and the like were parlor games in the late 1900s.

    Sparks

  • He was not much thrilled when Mrs. Frink, a small twittering woman, proposed that they “try and do some spiritualism and table-tipping — you know Chum can make the spirits come — honest, he just scares me!”

    Babbit

  • “Knew all this table-tipping nonsense would come to no good,” Colonel Mering said.

    To Say Nothing of the Dog

  • He was not much thrilled when Mrs. Frink, a small twittering woman, proposed that they ` ` try and do some spiritualism and table-tipping -- you know Chum can make the spirits come -- honest, he just scares me! ''

    Babbitt

  • Communication should be established with the "haunting spirits," if possible, by means of raps, table-tipping, etc. The character of the phenomena should be studied, and the _physical_ separated from the

    The Problems of Psychical Research Experiments and Theories in the Realm of the Supernormal

  • He was not much thrilled when Mrs. Frink, a small twittering woman, proposed that they "try and do some spiritualism and table-tipping -- you know Chum can make the spirits come -- honest, he just scares me!"

    Babbitt

  • He was even duped into believing in the cheap swindle of table-tipping.

    The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2

  • His specialties were the introduction of a great variety of articles -- apports as they are called -- at his sittings, levitation, table-tipping and automatic writing and the direct voice.

    Modern Religious Cults and Movements

  • Later he was to become a Spiritualist and preside at table-tipping seances.

    Keziah Coffin

  • I confess that I haven't much confidence in "mejums," who find employment for the shades of G. Washington, J. Cæsar, and others of that ilk, at table-tipping, slate-writing and such unproductive enterprises; nor in the class of spooks who "materialize" in dark rooms, come prancing out of "cabinets" and other uncanny corporeal incubators for no other apparent purpose than to enable their mundane manipulators to realize two dollars in the coin of the realm.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10

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