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 Spirt or Spurt.Spite of His Teeth (In) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Spitalfields (London).
 
A spital is a charitable foundation for the care of the poor, and these were the fields of the almshouse founded in 1197 by Walter Brune and his wife Rosia.   1
 


 Spirt or Spurt.Spite of His Teeth (In) 

 
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