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  1. the movement of a table attributed by spiritualists to the power of spirits working through a group of persons placing their hands or fingers on the table top
  2. often derogatory spiritualism in general
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Examples from the Web for table-turning

Historical Examples of table-turning

  • Some evenings I would join the girls in a table-turning seance.

    My Reminiscences

    Rabindranath Tagore

  • Bouvard in this way learned about the new fashion of table-turning.

    Bouvard and Pcuchet

    Gustave Flaubert

  • Or, she went on, starting a new row of her sock, shall it be table-turning?

    The Third Window

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

  • I have, I am sorry to say, often seen people cheat at table-turning.

    The Third Window

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

  • At the Schumanns' house Brahms learned chess and table-turning.