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Hocus loved her best, believing her to be his own, got upon the body of Mrs. Bull.

In his most impressive style he undertook to administer a solemn rebuke for the use of such words as jockey and hocus.

Hocus pocus, gipsy words of magic, similar to the modern presto fly.

A good swinging sum of John's readiest cash went towards building of Hocus's country house.

This has been Hocus's constant language, and I am sure he has had obligations enough to us to have acted another part.

The arguments used by Hocus and the rest of the guardians had hitherto proved insufficient.

Hocus was urging; my book-keeper sat sotting all day, playing at Put and All-fours.

My aunt began her hocus pocus by throwing out all the cards in the pack under seven.

If Mr. Faraday had played you hocus pocus or legerdemain tricks, as a pretence of chemistry, would you have been satisfied?

Doctor, to adulterate or drug liquor; to poison, to hocus; also to falsify accounts.

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