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  • n. A powder used to cast a spell.


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  • An old hoodoo practice of African Americans in the Southern States of the United States. It can be used generically to refer to any powder used to cast a harmful spell, but specifically refers to a concoction of natural ingredients that can be used to cause harm, trouble or even kill an enemy. It is sometimes used in love spells, but these are spells of a coercive nature, sometimes called "love me or die" spells. (Wikipedia)

    June 6, 2008