magic wand


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magic wand

n
1. a thin rod brandished by a conjuror in performing magic tricks
2. any seemingly magical solution to a difficult problem: there is no magic wand for us to fix it.
Translations
kouzelný proutek
võlukepp
taikasauva
varázspálca
töfrasproti
magisk våndtryllestav
barinha mágicavarinha mágica
trollstav

magic wand

nbacchetta magica
References in classic literature ?
Finally I promised one little girl, who made a long journey to see me and prefer her request, -- and she is a "Dorothy," by the way -- that when a thousand little girls had written me a thousand little letters asking for the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman I would write the book, Either little Dorothy was a fairy in disguise, and waved her magic wand, or the success of the stage production of "The Wizard of OZ" made new friends for the story, For the thousand letters reached their destination long since -- and many more followed them.
Murea, the sister isle, comes into view in rocky splendour, rising from the desert sea mysteriously, like the unsubstantial fabric of a magic wand. With its jagged outline it is like a Monseratt of the Pacific, and you may imagine that there Polynesian knights guard with strange rites mysteries unholy for men to know.
The Lady refuses, and with his magic wand Comus turns her to seeming stone.
Faustus, thou shalt: then kneel down presently, Whilst on thy head I lay my hand, And charm thee with this magic wand. First, wear this girdle; then appear Invisible to all are here: The planets seven, the gloomy air, Hell, and the Furies' forked hair, Pluto's blue fire, and Hecat's tree, With magic spells so compass thee, That no eye may thy body see!
"This is not an issue that can be solved with a flick of a magic wand" But, much as with erosion at the battlefield and litter in the glen, when the rush of visitors outstrips the resources to welcome them, problems ensue.
I see Peter Rhodes is looking for a magic wand owner to cure his sciatica, E&S, July 12.
The challenge was to raise money for Merlin's Magic Wand, which helps provide magical experiences to poorly and disabled children.
The challenge was all to raise money forMerlin's Magic Wand , who help provide magical experiences to ill and disabled children.
His campaign adviser, Oleksandr Danylyuk, said the new president's team "doesn't have a magic wand" to deal with the issue of the occupied territories but favours jump-starting talks with Russia via European mediators.
Record breaking trainer Aiden O'Brien has brought over two horses for this race with Magic Wand, under Ryan Moore, looking very much to be his first string.
IMRAN Khan doesn't have a magic wand to fulfil all his promises within 100 days.
'We don't have magic wand to resolve problems of 70 years instantly,' said Sarwar.