Wei somehow slips in unnoticed, has a private tête-à-tête with the powers that be, and abracadabra, deal done.
Chandelier, swimming pool, patient EKG, abracadabra, you are free.
The first entry is “abracadabra,” which at one time was an ancient code used by Egyptian priests, and ends with “Zoroastrianism.”
Meantime he was obliged to live in abracadabra, and make the best of it.
If my reader finds this bosh and abracadabra, all right for him.
And you ought not to leave Abra, for Abra only is abracadabra.
His Bolshevik abracadabra has seduced the workers of every race.
It is marvelous how science proceeds like witchcraft and alchemy, by means of an abracadabra which has no earthly sense.
"All this is abracadabra to me," I replied quickly, in fear of a torrent.
And mumbling his “abracadabra” over the sand spread on a cloth before him, he took up his bamboo-stick and wrote therein––Khalid!
magical formula, 1690s, from Latin (Q. Severus Sammonicus, 2c.), from Late Greek Abraxas, cabalistic or gnostic name for the supreme god, and thus a word of power. It was written out in a triangle shape and worn around the neck to ward off sickness, etc. Another magical word, from a mid-15c. writing, was ananizapta.