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 Above your hook—i.e.,Abrac’ax, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Abracada’bra.
 
A charm. It is said that Abracadabra was the supreme deity of the Assyrians. Q. Sevrus Sammon icus recommended the use of the word as a powerful antidote against ague, flux, and toothache. The word was to be written on parchment, and suspended round the neck by a linen thread, in the form given below:—   1
       
A B R A C A D A B R A
A B R A C A D A B R
A B R A C A D A B
A B R A C A D A
A B R A C A D
A B R A C A
A B R A C
A B R A
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 Above your hook—i.e.,Abrac’ax, 

 
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