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fairy dust


a magical dust thought to be used by fairies; by extension, any hypothetical thing thought to have special powers

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  • While some of his pitiful tale was true, some was sprinkled with the fairy dust of fancy.

    Little Tony of Italy Madeline Brandeis
  • He had carried Tinker Bell part of the way, and his hand was still messy with the fairy dust.

    Peter and Wendy James Matthew Barrie
  • Of course Peter had been trifling with them, for no one can fly unless the fairy dust has been blown on him.

    Peter and Wendy James Matthew Barrie
  • Swamp grasses, each one of which bore myriad seeds as delicate as fairy dust, brushed against him as he walked.

    Swamp Cat James Arthur Kjelgaard

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