American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Scots A magic spell; a witch's trick.
- n. Chiefly British A deceptive move; a sham.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A charm; a spell; an incantation.
- n. A piece of mischief artfully or adroitly performed; a trick.
- Origin Unknown (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Once inside, I dried myself with a cantrip and for the first time in three years, I marked the threshold with my musk.”
“~ The wizard drops a daze cantrip on the other one so the cleric can grapple him without suffering an AOO, and the cleric then holds down the gobby while the rogue lays down the coup de grace.”
“Taking the idea from Pathfinder that cantrips and orisons can be cast ‘at-will’ (pretty much), all the at will powers can be become a cantrip or orison; or we can give other classes a new name – i.e. ‘maneuver’”
“I took the little cantrip and tucked it into the band of my jeans where my belt would keep it pressed against me.”
“He couldn't use a cantrip to unlock the door from outside, either, even if he knew the right spell, because the locks were counterspelled against just that.”
“A scant quarter-chime later, Lycaelon Tavadon strode down the main thoroughfare of Armethalieh, his heavily embroidered black-on-silver Arch-Mage robes belling behind him with the force of his passage, and the wide-brimmed, pointed hat that matched them held on to his head by a clever cantrip.”
“Speaking was only a way of catching her attention, to key the prepared cantrip that would place her into a trance so that he could do the work that must be done.”
“Lycaelon frowned, and marshaled a small cantrip, one foolishly relied upon far too often by Student'Apprentices: Knowing That Which Is Written.”
“Lycaelon smiled, radiating charm-a simple enough cantrip, really, among the many every High Mage always kept in readiness for situations such as this.”
“This cantrip allows the caster to cause any single animal within 20' to make the loudest vocal sound of which it is capable.”
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