spirit-rapping love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A general name given to certain supposed spiritualistic manifestations, as audible raps or knocks on tables, table-turning, and kindred demonstrations. See spiritualism, 3.

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Examples

  • And there he found all the wise people instructing mankind in the science of spirit-rapping, while their house was burning over their heads: and when Tom told them of the fire, they held an indignation meeting forthwith, and unanimously determined to hang

    The Water Babies

  • [1805] This form of spirit-rapping was familiar to the ancients, and

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • Another of the lions of Boston which I determined to witness, if possible, was "spirit-rapping."

    Lands of the Slave and the Free Cuba, the United States, and Canada

  • The great talk now is Mrs. Beecher Stowe and spirit-rapping, both of which have arrived in England.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • The great talk now is Mrs. Beecher Stowe and spirit-rapping, both of which have arrived in England.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • It was a case of pure madness (for people of the world), just like table-moving and spirit-rapping and the 'hands'!

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • "To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late," as Macaulay sings, and it is no less impossible to escape spirit-rapping and all the fascinating _menu_ of the Psychical Society.

    Without Prejudice

  • I saw in her an example of the common multitude, who are more ready to believe in vulgar spirit-rapping and mesmerism than to accept an established scientific fact.

    A Romance of Two Worlds

  • Then, all of a sudden, the moorland villages round were overtaken by an epidemic of spirit-rapping and table-turning.

    The History of David Grieve

  • "I know that well, and perfectly harmless such crazes are so long as the victims confine their beliefs to spirit-rapping, table-turning, and humbug of that sort; but when their convictions lead them to commit actions which compromise serious interests, and when, as in this case, there is a possibility of life itself being in danger, it is time they should be looked after."

    A Master of Mysteries

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