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1) abracadabra. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...See CLEAR, SUPERNATURAL, WORDS. 2. Unintelligible or nonsensical talk or language: double talk, gibberish, gobbledygook, jabberwocky, mumbo jumbo. See CLEAR, WORDS....

2) abracadabra. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...ward off disease or disaster. 2. Foolish or unintelligible talk. Late Latin, magical formula. Abracadabra, says the magician, unaware that at one time the thing to...

3) abracadabra. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...abracadabra, (ab´rkdab´r) (KEY) , magical formula used by the Gnostics (see Gnosticism) to invoke the aid of benevolent spirits to ward off disease and affliction....

4) Abracada'bra. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A charm. It is said that Abracadabra was the supreme deity of the Assyrians. Q. Sev rus Sammon icus recommended the use of the word as a powerful antidote against...

5) mumbo jumbo. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...1. Esoteric, formulaic, and often incomprehensible speech relating to the occult: abracadabra, gibberish, hocus-pocus. See CLEAR, SUPERNATURAL, WORDS. 2. Unintelligible...

6) gibberish. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...See WORDS. 2. Esoteric, formulaic, and often incomprehensible speech relating to the occult: abracadabra, hocus-pocus, mumbo jumbo. See CLEAR, SUPERNATURAL, WORDS....

7) 45207. Pound, Ezra. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...QUOTATION:Mass ought to be in Latin, unless you cd. do it in Greek or Chinese. In fact, any abracadabra that no bloody member of the public or half-educated ape of...

8) 993. Spell. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...or cabbala, exsufflation [obs.], cantrip or cantraip or contrap [chiefly Scot.], runes, abracadabra, open sesame, or open-sesame, hocus-pocus, counter-charm, Ephesian...

9) gobbledygook also gobbledegook. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Unintelligible or nonsensical talk or language: abracadabra, double talk, gibberish, jabberwocky, mumbo jumbo. See CLEAR, WORDS....

10) hocus-pocus. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Esoteric, formulaic, and often incomprehensible speech relating to the occult: abracadabra, gibberish, mumbo jumbo. See CLEAR, SUPERNATURAL, WORDS....

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