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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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Vinyl figures, shoppers have found them being sold for a lot cheaper elsewhere, with Pop in a Box selling the same three Hocus Pocus characters for[pounds sterling]9.99 each(ortwo for [pounds sterling]18.99), compared toDisney's [pounds sterling]49.99 for the trio.
They started taking the mickey out of Hocus, unaware he was a carnate ghost, and the gang surrounded him.
Hocus Pocus' first event was during Christmas 2014 -- shortly after they were founded -- when they held a bake sale in Beirut Souks over two days.
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In this book I presented evidence of the authorship of a volume entitled Hocus Pocus Iunior (1634).
And to let you decide if the SNP plans are really magic - or just economic hocus pocus.
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My chums mock me as they say it is all hocus pocus nonsense, but they should take heed, for the astrologer was right.
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In "Hocus Focus in Vermont" (March 2010 IFR), the author states, "the LOC Z requires the CHITT FIX minimums to be increased for an inoperative MALSR," and again, "The lower altitude and visibility is why you must have a working MALSR."
** MILLIGAN, Laura hocus pocus versus the stinkypong Puffin, 2009 176pp $16.95 pbk ISBN 9780143304265 SCIS 1403292