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Spasmodʹic School


A name applied by Professor Aytoun to certain authors of the nineteenth century, whose writings are distinguished by spasmodic or forced conceits. Of this school the most noted are Carlyle, Bailey (author of Festus), Alexander Smith, Sydney Dobell, etc.

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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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Spanish Brutus (The)
Spanish Main
Spanish Money
Spanish Worm
Spank (A)
Spanker (A)
Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child
Sparkling Heat
Spartan Dog
Spasmodic School
Speaker’s Eye
Speaking Heads and Sounding Stones
Spear of Ithuriel (The)
Special Pleading
Specie, Species
Spectre of the Brocken

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Spasmodic School