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Spa or Spa Water

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A general name for medical springs. So called from Spa, in Belgium, in the seventeenth century the most fashionable watering-place in Europe.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Sour Grapes
Sour Grapeism
South-Sea Scheme or Bubble
Southampton Street (London)
Southampton’s Wise Sons
Southern Gate of the Sun
Soutras
Sovereign
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Spade
Spadish Language (In)
Spafields (London)
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Spagiric Food
Spagnaletto [the little Spaniard]
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