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Voodoo   /vˈudˌu/   Listen

Bewitch by or as if by a voodoo.

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"Voodoo" Quotes from Famous Books

... and the thief is finer than the receiver; he at least has the courage to run the risk. But the good, kind people who don't do anything won't believe this, and the assertion will make them angry—for a moment. They possess several magic phrases, which are like the incantations of a voodoo doctor driving devils away. The phrases that the good, kind people repeat to themselves and to one another sound like "abstinence," "temperance," "thrift," "virtue." Sometimes they say them backward, when they sound ...
— Revolution and Other Essays • Jack London

... way he had come, nothing doubting that only by the virtue of a voodoo charm which he carried in his pocket he had escaped, for the time being, a plot laid for his capture. For the small, neatly-robed form that you may still see disappearing within the court-house door beside ...
— Bonaventure - A Prose Pastoral of Acadian Louisiana • George Washington Cable

... to play "Where Is My Wandering Boy To-night?" on the phonograph while wandering boys sit at poker; and less cleanly places, named after the various states. Negro wenches in yellow calico dancing to fiddled tunes older than voodoo; Indian planters coming sullenly in with pale-green bananas; memories of the Spanish Main and Morgan's raid, of pieces of eight and cutlasses ho! Capes of cocoanut palms running into a welter of surf; ...
— The Trail of the Hawk - A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life • Sinclair Lewis

Words linked to "Voodoo" :   cult, fetish, cultus, charm, glamour, zombie spirit, jinx, Haiti, zombi, witch, enchant, religious cult, hex, good luck charm, Republic of Haiti, zombi spirit, zombie, bewitch

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