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Witch doctor   /wɪtʃ dˈɑktər/   Listen
Witch doctor

Someone who is believed to heal through magical powers.

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"Witch doctor" Quotes from Famous Books

... question," remarked Cecil Brown. "It's my opinion that we have been the policemen of the world long enough. We policed the seas for pirates and slavers. Now we police the land for Dervishes and brigands and every sort of danger to civilisation. There is never a mad priest or a witch doctor, or a firebrand of any sort on this planet, who does not report his appearance by sniping the nearest British officer. One tires of it at last. If a Kurd breaks loose in Asia Minor, the world wants to know why Great Britain does not keep ...
— The Tragedy of The Korosko • Arthur Conan Doyle

... as our boys, and his, all vowed he was? His own ten men began to beg to be protected from him, and the captured Baganda recommended in best missionary English that we seek the services of the first witch doctor we ...
— The Ivory Trail • Talbot Mundy

... lost in the snow. No man knows whither they have gone, or whether they live or are now but hides and bones. Yet at the kraal yonder," and he pointed to some huts about two miles away on the hillside, "lives a witch doctor named Zweete. He is old—very old—but he has wisdom, and he can tell you where the oxen are if ...
— Nada the Lily • H. Rider Haggard

Words linked to "Witch doctor" :   thaumaturge, magician, necromancer, conjure man, thaumaturgist, conjuror, sorcerer, wizard, conjurer

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