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incantation
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

5 uses
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Definition
words believed to have a magical effect when they are said aloud; or the saying of such words
  • They buried the shingle close to the wall, with some dismal ceremonies and incantations, and the fetters that bound their tongues were considered to be locked and the key thrown away.
    Chapter 10 (38% in)
  • He put his hand there and uttered this incantation impressively: "What hasn't come here, come!
    Chapter 8 (42% in)
  • If you buried a marble with certain necessary incantations, and left it alone a fortnight, and then opened the place with the incantation he had just used, you would find that all the marbles you had ever lost had gathered themselves together there, meantime, no matter how widely they had been separated.
    Chapter 8 (49% in)
  • If you buried a marble with certain necessary incantations, and left it alone a fortnight, and then opened the place with the incantation he had just used, you would find that all the marbles you had ever lost had gathered themselves together there, meantime, no matter how widely they had been separated.
    Chapter 8 (49% in)
  • The other boys agreed that there was reason in what Tom said, because an ignorant lump of bread, uninstructed by an incantation, could not be expected to act very intelligently when set upon an errand of such gravity.
    Chapter 14 (72% in)

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