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  • She was my grand-daughter, and what's bred in the bone ... oh, but she'd hocussed me properly, playing shrinking Purity, and I'd been ready to shell out half my fortune - and I'd come within an ace of committing murder for her.

    Watershed

  • Princess took the keys from the Wazir whom she had hocussed.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • When Ghanim saw her, he knew that some one had played her false and hocussed her; so he pulled her out of the chest and laid her on the ground with her face upwards.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Mr. Frederick Pigeon avers that it was at her house at Lausanne that he was hocussed at supper and lost eight hundred pounds to

    Vanity Fair

  • Besides which, I think the wine of them two Governors was — I will not say a hocussed wine, but fur from a wine as was elthy for the mind.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • In other words, if that bitch Carpenter hadn't hocussed me up the Pearl with her lies, I'd have been safe and away.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • Jehadieh and hocussed Arabs of the spacious and cruel Soudan!

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 or the Re-Conquest of the Soudan

  • My theory would be that some man of his class has been hocussed and then robbed of his savings (often large), or, as he considers, been in some way greatly injured by a prostitute - perhaps one of the earlier victims; and then has been led by fury and revenge to take the lives of as many of the same class as he can ...

    Portrait of a Killer

  • When I have nightmares now they are of headlines wildly askew and editorials hopelessly hocussed, which an infuriated chief is flourishing in my face.

    The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career

  • So hang that blasted grog, that hocussed shanty grog

    Oh for Me Grog (2)

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