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.
The Lady refuses, and with his magic wand Comus turns her to seeming stone.
I do not have a magic wand but my efforts have to be judged with sincerity and not through the prism of the past," Sharma, 61, said.
The newcomers include well-related types Magic Wand, Contingent and Alghabrah, who should be included along with Magic Wand's once-raced Ballydoyle stablemate Forever Together, whose Naas debut was promising.
The interface consists mainly of three main taps (Home, Search and Notifications) and two buttons (Menu button and the Magic Wand button).
Snow fairies of all ages will love this Magic Wand reusable bubble bar that lasts for up to 10 bubble baths.
JUST IN case you've been trapped down a coal-mine for the past couple of days (or kidnapped by space aliens, or otherwise cut off from the global information flow), the most widely shared news story all over the world has been about the magic wand shop in the beautiful village of Slaithwaite, near Huddersfield.
uk Author J K Rowling takes a swipe at Slaithwaite magic wand shop Mystical Moments after newspapers reported Potter fans were banned from the shop Are these comments for real?
SHANE JENNINGS insists there is no magic wand that can fix Ireland's Rugby World Cup woes.
After outcry from motorists, the council wailed that it "warned" commuters in advance - as if this is a magic wand which will make it all go away.
Today there is no magic wand that would replace our aging gas boilers with up-to-date ones that burn straw, sawdust, chip wood or peat instead of gas.