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hocus

tv. to falsify something; to adulterate something. (Part of hocus-pocus = magic, deception.) Somebody has hocused the booze.
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William Vincent, alias Hocus Spocus, of London, the Kinge's Majestie's servant, to use his faculty of feales (?
Risk 2: HOCUs will ultimately perform their commuted overtime duties in district facilities if the regional or tertiary hospital is too far away from their district-based location
Then I'd find Chelsy Davy, hit her with the hocus pocus and convince her she wants to roll naked with me in some hay.
Watch your favorite horror movies with friends and family including fun titles for the kids such as Hocus Pocus, Ghost Busters and Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.
Anjelica Huston (below) is a perfectly wicked Grand High Witch in Nic Roeg's witty adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book, full of fiendish harpies and hocus pocus.
Enter our competition and you are in with a chance of winning one of two family passes to Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey between October 19 and November 3 for the legendary Halloween Hocus Pocus event - with hauntings, mysteries and spooky family fun.
Worst of all was the laughable hocus pocus dragged into the mix.
A sailor on leave from the US Navy tries to rekindle a past romance with his former dance partner 1936 hhhh Hocus Pocus (Channel 4, 2.
Hocus Pocus, Spooks, Casper and Salem, all new arrivals at the Huddersfield and Halifax branch of the RSPCA, are looking for loving new owners.
I hope they will disregard most of this hocus pocus and concentrate on the real facts.
It's a glorious nostalgia trip but the hocus pocus storyline holding all these breathtaking set pieces together is both gossamer thin and preposterous.
Legal and General worker Peter Hopkins was spotted performing a magic showas "Mr Hocus Pocus" at a child's christening, by a human resources officer from the company.
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A convicted murderer who has performed magic tricks to entertain fellow prisoners has been banned from further hocus pocus over fears he could learn how to escape.
But like the book, that's probably a load of hocus pocus