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Spirited Away

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Kidnapped; allured. Kidnappers who beguiled orphans, apprentices, and others on board ship in order to sell them to planters in Barbadoes and Virginia, were calledspirits.” Mr. Doyle (English in America, p. 512) finds the word used in this sense in official papers as early as 1657. (Notes and Queries, 17th December, 1892.)

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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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Spigot
Spilt Milk
Spindle-half
Spinning Jenny
Spinoza’s System
Spinster
Spirit
Spirit-writing
Spirits
Spirits (Elemental)
Spirited Away
Spiritual Mother
Spiritualism or Spiritism
Spirt or Spurt
Spitalfields (London)
Spite of His Teeth (In)
Spitfire
Spitting for Luck
Spittle or Spital
Spittle Sermons
Splay