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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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To build on last year's success, Hocus Pocus decided to plan another Halloween Party this Saturday.
William Vincent, alias Hocus Spocus, of London, the Kinge's Majestie's servant, to use his faculty of feales (?
Despite HOCUs being successfully recruited in some districts, doubts have been expressed about the length of their retention.
Lucy the young witch lives on hocus pocus island with a strange assortment of neighbours.
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.
Hocus focus The advent of unconventional lenses that first garble images to ultimately make them better for computer processing has led to finer-focused images than traditional lenses can offer and to extraordinarily efficient new ways to extract information, such as enemy troop movements, from optical data (163: 200 *).
Rosewater (1965), Breakfast of Champions (1973), Slapstick (1976), Jailbird (1979), Deadeye Dick (1983), Galapagos (1985), Bluebeard (1987), and Hocus Pocus (1990).
Hocus Pocus seems to me to be Vonnegut's best novel in years--funny and prophetic, yes, and fabulous too, as cunning as Aesop and as gloomy as Grimm; but also rich and referential; a meditation on American history and American literature; an elegy; a keening.
Inundate the Disney company, because I have canvassed the girls and they are willing to do it, but we have no say in it, so if you want a HOCUS POCUS 2, ask the Walt Disney company .
Samantha told her advertising executive husband Darrin Stephens of her magical heritage on their honeymoon, but promised she was determined to put the hocus pocus on hold.
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy played it for laughs as three Salem witch sisters in 1993 movie Hocus Pocus, while Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman also played spellcasting sisters looking for a way to break a curse that doomed them to be unhappy in love in 1998 movie Practical Magic.
Together they are Hocus, an acronym of their surnames.
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