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Obeah man

[Car.; cf. OBEAH ] n. a practitioner of witchcraft: 1888 "Obeah-men". . are a species of African magicians, who, for a trifling consider-ation, will bewitch your enemies and charm your fields, so that anyone stealing from them will be punished by supernatural agency (Powles 238). 1889 Obia men (Gardner 395). = BUSH MAN, BUSH DOCTOR (Black)

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Last update: 2012-10-25 23:31
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.3

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