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 Spruce.Spun Out. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Spun (To be)
 
Exhausted, undone, ruined.   1
       
“I shall be spun. There is a voice within
Which tells me plainly I am all undone;
For though I toil not, neither do I spin,
I shall be spun.”
       
Robert Murray (1863).
 


 Spruce.Spun Out. 

 
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