With hocus-pocus like that no dog is lured from the stove in the real world.
They regard it fixedly as hocus-pocus, childish if not wicked.
You at any rate are not a simpleton to be taken in by any sort of hocus-pocus.
Theres your own prestige too, and all the hocus-pocus and mummery that you know how to work on them.
His holiness made his hocus-pocus with the greatest devotion.