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 Spiritualism or Spiritism.Spitalfields (London). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Spirt or Spurt.
 
A sudden convulsive effort (Swedish, spruta; Danish, sprude, Icelandic, spretta, to start; our spout, to throw up water in a jet).   1
 


 Spiritualism or Spiritism.Spitalfields (London). 

 
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