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 Spitting for Luck.Spittle Sermons. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Spittle or Spital.
 
An hospital.   1
        “A spittle or hospital for poore folks diseased a spittle, hospitall, or lazarhouse for lepers.”—Baret: Alveaire (1580).
 


 Spitting for Luck.Spittle Sermons. 

 
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