Definitions starting with W

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[DJE idem; OED, to practice (an occupation) arch., to do (something harmful) obs. →1613] v. to practice (witchcraft): 1918 De ol' woman work obeah (Parsons 138). 1917 The "wise woman". . ."worked on" me (as she put it) and cured me (Defries 82). cf. WORK WITCH (Gen.)

Tags: Obeah, verb

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Last update: 2010-11-27 02:58
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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