Davenport

A kind of small writing-desk with drawers each side, named after the maker.

Davenport

(The Brothers), from America. Two impostors, who professed that spirits would untie them when bound with cords, and even that spirits played all sorts of instruments in a dark cabinet. The imposition was exposed in 1865.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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