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hocus


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hocus  \Ho"cus\,  v.  t.  [See  {Hocus-pocus}.] 
  1.  To  deceive  or  cheat.  --Halliwell. 
 
  2.  To  adulterate;  to  drug;  as  liquor  is  said  to  be  hocused 
  for  the  purpose  of  stupefying  the  drinker.  --Dickens. 
 
  3.  To  stupefy  with  drugged  liquor.  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hocus  \Ho"cus\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  cheats  or  deceives.  --South. 
 
  2.  Drugged  liquor.