Thesaurus / hocus-pocus
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"There's some hocus-pocus about this," whispered Trask, as he and Locke moved forward for a private talk.
ISLE O' DREAMSFREDERICK F. MOORE
Can't you pull the cork out of your magnetism with your teeth and hocus-pocus them handcuffs off?'
With hocus-pocus like that no dog is lured from the stove in the real world.
I defy any man to look between the lines and scent my hocus-pocus game.
THE LONG CHANCEPETER B. KYNE
If anything, she's deadly logical; when her mind puzzles us it's never by hocus-pocus, but simply by swiftness in operation.
BROTHER COPASSIR ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH
Why, I went to see one Mr. Morrison, the hocus-pocus man; they said as how he could eat a case knife.
THE CONTRASTROYALL TYLER
I queried: for I did not understand all this hocus-pocus of locating any given spot in the Iowa prairies in 1855.
VANDEMARK'S FOLLYHERBERT QUICK
All this, of course, is hocus-pocus, and the judicious are not deceived by it for an instant.
IN DEFENSE OF WOMENH. L. MENCKEN
But it's plain to be seen there's no hocus-pocus about this thing.
THE DIAMOND PINCAROLYN WELLS
There was something behind the hocus-pocus; something that moved one's curiosity and tempted one to rash experiment.
WYNDHAM'S PALHAROLD BINDLOSS

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