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Conjuror   /kˈɑndʒərər/   Listen
Conjuror

noun
1.
Someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience.  Synonyms: conjurer, illusionist, magician, prestidigitator.
2.
A witch doctor who practices conjury.  Synonyms: conjure man, conjurer.






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"Conjuror" Quotes from Famous Books



... mansion of Drumlanrigg, which is full in view on the opposite side of the Nith. This mansion is indeed very large; but to us it appeared like a gathering together of little things. The roof is broken into a hundred pieces, cupolas, etc., in the shape of casters, conjuror's balls, cups, and the like. The situation would be noble if the woods had been left standing; but they have been cut down not long ago, and the hills above and below the house are quite bare. About a mile and a half from Drumlanrigg is a turnpike ...
— Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803 • Dorothy Wordsworth

... democracy of things. If he looked at a porcelain vase or an old hat, a cabbage, or a puppy at play, each began to be bewitched with the spell of a kind of fairyland of philosophers: the vase, like the jar in the Arabian Nights, to send up a smoke of thoughts and shapes; the hat to produce souls, as a conjuror's hat produces rabbits; the cabbage to swell and overshadow the earth, like the Tree of Knowledge; and the puppy to go off at a scamper along the road to the end of the world. Any one who has read Browning's longer poems knows how ...
— Robert Browning • G. K. Chesterton

... of restless curiosity we have to ascribe the passionate declamations of the tragic actor, and the splendid music of the opera; the cunning feats of the village conjuror, and the lascivious pantomime of the city ballet-dancers; the disgusting varieties of bull-fights, and the celebrated feats of pugilism; the locomotive zeal of the great pedestrians, and the perfect quiescence ...
— The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831 • Various



Words linked to "Conjuror" :   conjurer, performing artist, conjure, mind reader, performer, escape expert, telepathist, escapologist, witch doctor, thought-reader



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