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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEX

The girl was a witch and she had put a hex on Mrs. Wladek, and that hex had to be removed.

So, you were determined to find out what would happen if the hex were tried on a man?

One thing, however, he had learned was that the hex at least worked on humans.

In an instant Mirestone realized that the hex had not worked.

This went on during the whole day, until we got beyond Hex River Mountain.

Darkness found the train labouring through the mountainous defile of the Hex River.

Right in front the Hex River Mountains extend like a vast barrier across the line and seem to defy the approaching train.

In the evening you pass through the Hex River country where the canyon is reminiscent of Colorado.

The hex of the white feather—I can hardly believe that I have at last tracked it down.

She remained standing in the room, watching me, her face pale, and hex eyes pained and puzzled.

WORD ORIGIN

1830, American English, from Pennsylvania German hexe "to practice witchcraft," from German hexen "to hex," related to Hexe "witch," from Middle High German hecse, hexse, from Old High German hagazussa (see hag). Noun meaning "magic spell" is first recorded 1909; earlier it meant "a witch" (1856).

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