Apport



noun

the production of objects by apparently supernatural means at a spiritualists’ seance
the objects produced

(obsolete) bearing; demeanour
(pl) (obsolete) things brought as offerings; revenues
Historical Examples

The Hindoo control then announced that an apport would be brought, and asked that water be placed in a tin basin.
The Wanderings of a Spiritualist Arthur Conan Doyle

If it was, indeed, an apport, it is surely one of the most remarkable for distance and for purpose recorded of any private circle.
The Wanderings of a Spiritualist Arthur Conan Doyle

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