The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Abracadabra

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The American Cyclopædia
Abracadabra
Edition of 1879. See also Abracadabra on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

ABRACADABRA, a magical word with the ancients, supposed to possess some talismanic properties when inscribed and partially repeated in a triangular form, so as to be read in different directions, upon a square piece of paper or linen, folded and worn as an amulet or variously used in incantations.