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  • Arabs honour between men and women is unknown and such "hocussing" would be held quite fair.

    Arabian nights. English

  • 'What do you mean by "hocussing" brandy-and-water?' inquired Mr. Pickwick.

    The Pickwick papers

  • "hocussing" of voters; and no bribery on a splendid scale.

    Pickwickian Manners and Customs

  • Badawi sentiment: the honoratioren amongst wild people would scorn such foul play; but amongst the settled Arabs honour between men and women is unknown and such “hocussing” would be held quite fair.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • ‘What do you mean by “hocussing” brandy – and – water?’ inquired Mr. Pickwick.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • She's been working to avoid it - hocussing the Khalsa, delaying 'em, holding 'em back.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • She's been working to avoid it — hocussing the Khalsa, delaying 'em, holding 'em back.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • By hocussing them into delay she'd spoiled their best chance, which would have been to invade while the hot weather lasted, and our white troops were at their feeblest; by the cold months, our sick would be on their feet again, dry weather and low rivers would assist our transport and defensive movement, and the freezing nights, while unpleasant for us, would plague the Khalsa abominably.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • The Doctor espoused the moral hocussing system, and Feargus took up the bludgeon for physical force.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, November 13, 1841

  • Further, his lips have been touched with the glory of the greater vision, and he speaks enchantingly when he discourses of the shadows on the rock, thereby deepening the delusion of the other prisoners whom his genius has played the crimp to, enticing them into the den and hocussing and chaining them there.

    From a Cornish Window A New Edition

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