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Definition of "spirit-rapping" []

  • A general name given to certain supposed spiritualistic manifestations, as audible raps or knocks on tables, table-turning, and kindred demonstrations. See spiritualism, 3. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "spirit-rapping" in a sentence
  • "And there he found all the wise people instructing mankind in the science of spirit-rapping, while their house was burning over their heads: and when Tom told them of the fire, they held an indignation meeting forthwith, and unanimously determined to hang"
  • "[1805] This form of spirit-rapping was familiar to the ancients, and"
  • "The great talk now is Mrs. Beecher Stowe and spirit-rapping, both of which have arrived in England."