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Spitalfields

(London). A spital is a charitable foundation for the care of the poor, and these were the fields of the almshouse founded in 1197 by Walter Brune and his wife Rosia.

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