1. the sounds of knocking or tapping made without any apparent physical agency while a group of people sit round a table, and attributed by spiritualists to the spirit of a dead person using this as a means of communication with the living

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How to use table-rapping in a sentence

  • In the case of table-rapping there are movements of the hands, in our case there are those of the head.

    Clever Hans | Oskar Pfungst
  • The following are specimens of these table-rapping communications.

    Mysterious Psychic Forces | Camille Flammarion
  • An ancient method of divining by the ring is similar in principle to the modern table-rapping.

    Finger-Ring Lore | William Jones
  • "Tell me some of those incomprehensible stories about table-rapping," said Lady Glenalvon.

    Kenelm Chillingly, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • "Table Rapping and Automatic Writing" answers the questions.