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 for Spiriting away
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spirit \Spir"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spirited; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Spiriting.]
     1. To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to
        inspirit; as, civil dissensions often spirit the ambition
        of private men; -- sometimes followed by up.
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              Many officers and private men spirit up and assist
              those obstinate people to continue in their
              rebellion.                            --Swift.
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     2. To convey rapidly and secretly, or mysteriously, as if by
        the agency of a spirit; to kidnap; -- often with away, or
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              The ministry had him spirited away, and carried
              abroad as a dangerous person.         --Arbuthnot &
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              I felt as if I had been spirited into some castle of
              antiquity.                            --Willis.
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     Spiriting away (Law), causing to leave; the offense of
        inducing a witness to leave a jurisdiction so as to evade
        process requiring attendance at trial.
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