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 Table Money.Tableaux Vivants (French, living pictures). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Table-Turning.
 
The presumed art of turning tables without the application of mechanical force. Said by some to be the work of departed spirits, and by others to be due to a force akin to mesmerism. Jackson Davis (the Seer of Poughkeepsie), a cobbler, professed, in 1848, to hear “spirit voices in the air.” (See SPIRITUALISM.)   1
 


 Table Money.Tableaux Vivants (French, living pictures). 

 
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