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spirit writing

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noun
  1. writing allegedly produced by spirits or supernatural forces.

Origin of spirit writing

First recorded in 1870–75
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for spirit writing

Historical Examples

  • The words might have been spirit-writing, they might have meant anything.

    At the Villa Rose

    A. E. W. Mason

  • There is no doubt that spirit-writing is very ancient, China alone furnishing sufficient evidence of the fact.

  • Then it was held under the table, and in a few seconds covered with ‘spirit-writing.’

    The Mystery of a Turkish Bath

    E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita)

  • On another occasion Mr. William Eglinton proposed to me to try and procure the spirit-writing on his arm.

    There is no Death

    Florence Marryatt

  • I have been reading lately a curious work from an old German in Paris who has been making experiments in spirit-writing.