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Instead, spa hotels filled up with over 30,000 refugees from the war-troubled Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.
An aerial image shows what appears to be a spa, roiling water apparently carrying no nasty connotations.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The owner of the spa where Gwyneth reportedly gets venomized says she uses this stuff instead of Botox.
It sounded like a cult-line mantra—“the kind of thing you might hear at a spa,” Jacobs said.Marc Jacobs is on Cloud Nine at New York Fashion Week|Erin Cunningham|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The piece was a profile of Spa Castle, a 60,000-square-foot Korean spa-complex in Queens.John Travolta’s Masseur Lawsuits Follow Rumors of a Double Life|Marlow Stern|May 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This morning, as usual, Bunny was quite determined to go on the sands, and Sophie was equally resolved to go down to the Spa.Naughty Miss Bunny|Clara Mulholland
This seemed to be the height of the season at Spa, whose name has come into our language as a synonym for gaiety and relaxation.The Spell of Belgium|Isabel Anderson
At Spa he had met John Wilkes, then twenty years of age, and formed a lasting friendship with him.
Everything was dear at Spa; his room cost eight lires a day with everything else in proportion.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
He had travelled to repair his losses at Homburg, and Baden, and Spa, p. 222and there he had made matters worse.Crying for the Light, Vol. 1 [of 3]|J. Ewing Ritchie
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Word Origin and History for spa
"medicinal or mineral spring," 1620s, from name of health resort in eastern Belgium, known since 14c., that featured mineral springs believed to have curative properties. The place name is from Walloon espa "spring, fountain."