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Abracadabra

Abracada′bra

A charm. It is said that Abracadabra was the supreme deity of the Assyrians. Q. Severus Sammonicus recommended the use of the word as a powerful antidote against ague, flux, and toothache. The word was to be written on parchment, and suspended round the neck by a linen thread, in the form given below:

 A B R A C A D A B R A  A B R A C A D A B R  A B R A C A D A B  A B R A C A D A  A B R A C A D  A B R A C A  A B R A C  A B R A  A B R  A B  A
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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