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Then it is no hoax after all; and I've been sitting down to dinner with a smuggler!'

What an odd thing it would be, aunt, if this should be all a hoax!'

I found it in vain to question him, and I suspect it is a hoax.

"It does not sound like a hoax," commented Admiral Timworth, at last.

Almost immediately it was announced that the news of the victory had been a hoax.

The Cardiff Giant, which Horace said "you might depend upon was a hoax."

"And if it's a hoax, you'd better——" and he puckered his brows in thought.

It was a hoax which should have far-reaching results, on a gigantic scale.

It was said that Mr. Sumner, on reading it, immediately pronounced it a hoax.

Mr. Tilton was the first to announce a belief that the book was a hoax.

WORD ORIGIN

1796 (v.), 1808 (n.), probably an alteration of hocus "conjurer, juggler" (1630s), or directly from hocus-pocus. Related: Hoaxed; hoaxing.

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