permission; that which permits an event
from a gag on Groucho Marx's "You Bet Your Life Show"
in the phrase '(say) the magic word'
In dangers, in afflictions, in all matters of difficulty, they have in their mouths the magic word bokte (saint).
A hearty pinch, and the magic word of the Caliph converted him into a stork.
The boys were now thrilled to ecstasy with that magic word, a “holiday!”
Mr. Noah only had to whisper the magic word in his ear and up he flew.
Then she bade good-bye to the fairies, and the prince spoke a magic word.
But what that magic word was the children did not know, though they asked often enough.
If he could but grow those two together, shake them up, say a magic word and get a pansy both beautiful and large!
Please, I mean,' she added, and then she spoke the magic word.
The worst of our magic word is that it works only once in a trick.
What then, in that letter is the magic word which is to work out such wonders?