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The art, skill, or practice of escaping.

es′cap·ol′o·gist n.
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(ɪ skeɪˈpɒl ə dʒi, ˌɛs keɪ-)

the practice or skill of escaping.
es•cap•ol′o•gist, n.
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Noun1.escapology - the study of methods of escaping (especially as a form of entertainment)
discipline, field of study, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, subject, field, study - a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
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Tricks such as The Dagger Chest, fire-eating, escapology, mind-reading illusions and a saw trick are included in the sale at Hansons in London along with two handwritten notebooks detailing 63 tricks.
The latest tenants to join the roster at Bell Works are: Swing Loose, an indoor golf facility; Escapology, a real-life escape game experience; and oasisVRX, a state-of-the-art virtual reality center.
COMEDY The Small Space Visiting Magicians Mark James combines original comedy and magic with juggling, escapology and music to create a show like no other.
Whitby Pavilion Exhibition Halls and the 'Famous Steampunk Emporium' | | More than 70 vendors in our Steampunk Emporium | 14,000 ft of retail, entertainment and music space Presentations will include: | |Bartitsu - Live action demonstrations | | Antagonistics - Live action demonstrations | Mesmerism - The art, history and practical demonstrations | Magic, Escapology and Victorian tricks of wonderment!
GOLDEN MOMENTS Black and gold medium moving gears clock, Alexander & Pearl, PS115, Square double frame clock, PS210, DIVE TIME Deep sea wall clock, Escapology, PS129, Aslog station wall clock in natural, PS39, made.
Arsenal had to produce a colossal feat of escapology to get out of their group.
The escapology trick in this story is escaping from a grave, but less is made of Danny's skills and more on the chase across Europe.
Galloway's descriptions of these escapes and other illusions are highly detailed, suggesting exhaustive research and genuine interest in magic and escapology.
From juggling and Diabolo to escapology and sleight of hand - it will all be there.
The incredible Jonathan Goodwin made the surprising revelation ( in part one of our exclusive interview that he was scared of heights - despite most of his escapology work involving scaling buildings or avboiding being pulled off cliffs.
Who had a number one album in 2002 called Escapology? 3.
Jon, the Doctor from 1970 to 1974, said he taught commandos how to use escapology equipment, compasses in brass buttons, secret maps in white cotton handkerchiefs, pipes you could smoke that also fired a .22 bullet.