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Spun (To be)

Exhausted, undone, ruined.

“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).

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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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Spring Tide
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