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Scott Xavier
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I am starting the worlds first and subsequently largest WIKI-Encyclopedia of magic. I need escape artists to start filling in some articles on escapology. Interested, just follow the link and sign up in the upper right hand corner of the page and be a part of magic history!

http://www.magicsanctum.com

Thanks!
Cliffg37
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Looks like fun Scott!

Break a chain
Magic is like Science,
Both are fun if you do it right!
Scott Xavier
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You can help me in this fun yah know....

But thanks none the less.
Scott Xavier
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Could use a definition of escapology....
Wolflock
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I will fill it out. Definition for Escapology? Hold on...

Credit to Houdenny on myspace.com for putting up this definition in his Group.

DEFINITIONS OF ESCAPOLOGY, WHICH IS A NOUN
The art, skill, or practice of escaping.


es•cape ( -sk p ) KEY

VERB:
es•caped , es•cap•ing , es•capes
VERB:
intr.
1. To break loose from confinement; get free: escape from jail.
2. To issue from confinement or an enclosure; leak or seep out: Gas was escaping from the vent.
3. To avoid a serious or unwanted outcome: escaped from the accident with their lives.
4. Botany To become established in the wild. Used of a cultivated species.
5. Computer Science To interrupt a command, exit a program, or change levels within a program by using a key, combination of keys, or key sequence.
VERB:
tr.
1. To succeed in avoiding: The thief escaped punishment.
2. To break loose from; get free of: The spacecraft escaped Earth’s gravitational field.
3. To elude the memory or comprehension of: Her name escapes me. The book’s significance escaped him.
4. To issue involuntarily from: A sigh escaped my lips.
NOUN:
1. The act or an instance of escaping.
2. A means of escaping.
3. A means of obtaining temporary freedom from worry, care, or unpleasantness: Television is my escape from worry.
4. A gradual effusion from an enclosure; a leakage.
5. Botany A plant that has become established away from the area of cultivation.
6. Computer Science A key, combination of keys, or key sequence, used especially to interrupt a command, exit a program, or change levels within a program.
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ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English escapen, from Old North French escaper, from Vulgar Latin *excapp re, to get out of one’s cape, get away : Latin ex-, ex- + Medieval Latin cappa, cloak

OTHER FORMS:
es•cap a•ble (Adjective), es•cap er (Noun)

SYNONYMS:
escape , avoid , shun , eschew , evade , elude

These verbs mean to get or stay away from persons or things. Escape can mean to get free or to remain untouched or unaffected by something unwanted: “Let no guilty man escape, if it can be avoided” (Ulysses S. Grant). Avoid always involves an effort to keep away from what is considered to be a source of danger or difficulty: avoiding strenuous exercise. Shun refers to deliberately keeping clear of what is unwelcome or undesirable: “Family friends ... she shunned like the plague” (John Galsworthy). Eschew involves staying clear of something because to do otherwise would be unwise or morally wrong: “Eschew evil, and do good” (Book of Common Prayer). Evade implies adroit maneuvering and sometimes implies dishonesty or irresponsibility: tried to evade jury duty. To elude is to get away from artfully: eluded their pursuers.
Usage Note:
Traditionally, escape is used with from when it means “break loose” and with a direct object when it means “avoid.” Thus we might say The forger escaped from prison by hiding in a laundry truck, but The forger escaped prison when he turned in his accomplices in order to get a suspended sentence. In recent years, however, escape has been used with a direct object in the sense “break free of”: The spacecraft will acquire sufficient velocity to escape the sun’s gravitational attraction. This usage is well established and should be regarded as standard


escape

verb
1. To break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation: abscond, break out, decamp, flee, fly, get away, run away. Informal: skip (out). Slang: lam. Regional: absquatulate. Idioms: blow (or fly) the coop, cut and run, give someone the slip, make a getaway, take flight, take it on the lam. See FREE
2. To keep away from: avoid, burke, bypass, circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, eschew, evade, get around, shun. Idioms: fight shy of, give a wide berth to, have no truck with, keep (or stay) (or steer) clear of. See SEEK
3. To fail to be fixed by the mind, memory, or senses of: elude. Idiom: slip away from. See OWNED
noun
1. The act or an instance of escaping, as from confinement or difficulty: break, breakout, decampment, escapement, flight, getaway. Slang: lam. See FREE
2. The act, an instance, or a means of avoiding: avoidance, bypass, circumvention, evasion. See SEEK
3. Freedom from worry, care, or unpleasantness: forgetfulness, oblivion, obliviousness. See SEEK
escape artist

NOUN:
A performer who entertains by escaping from confinement.
es•cap•ol•o•gy ( s k -p l -j ) KEY

NOUN:
The art, skill, or practice of escaping.


OTHER FORMS:
es cap•ol o•gist (Noun) THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ENCLOSURE TO ACTUALLY BE CALLED
AN ESCAPE ARTIST OR MORE IMPORTANT, AN ESCAPOLOGIST AS OPPOSED TO AN ESCAPE-
ARTIST, WHICH MERELY ENTERTAINS AUDIENCES WITH DECEPTION. THIS IS NOT A REAL
ESCAPE ARTIST THAT CLAIMS TO BE AN AUTHENTIC ESCAPOLOGIST.
THIS IS ALL THE PROOF THAT ANYONE SHOULD NEED OR WANT……..BY THE BOOK!!!!




DENNIS "HOUDENNY" LLEWELLYN


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Wolflock
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