obeah can be worked by either alone, and is not tied to the presence of the snake.
And with a formless roar of killing-rage, Stern swung on the obeah, with the rifle.
The ceiba is the sacred tree of the negro, the temple of Jumbi, the proper house of obeah.
But already, with a chattering howl, the obeah was running forward.
Stern saw--and rejoiced in the sight--that the obeah's jaw hung surely broken, all awry.
obeah, on the other hand, kills only by poison—does not show the blood at all.
But the obeah, with a whining plaint, spat away his tobacco-leaf.
The obeah man agreed to cure him, provided he received ten dollars for his pains.
Like the shade, it is frequently used to further the horrible purposes of the Voodoo and obeah forms of magic.
Up he brought the automatic, till the bead lay fair upon the naked, muscular breast of the obeah.
"sorcery, witchcraft" among blacks in Africa and the W.Indies, 1760, from a West African word, e.g. Efik (southern Nigeria) ubio "a thing or mixture left as a charm to cause sickness or death," Twi ebayifo "witch, wizard, sorcerer."