houdini houdini  /hu ˈdi ni/

Definition(s):

  • (n) United States magician (born in Hungary) famous for his ability to escape from chains or handcuffs or straitjackets or padlocked containers (1874-1926)

Synonym(s)

News

  1. Amb. Marc Ginsberg: Crossing The Syrian Red Line Rubicon

    Even the legendary Houdini can't get the U.S. out of its Syrian straightjacket. For over three agonizing years the Obama Administration has twisted itself into...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  2. H: 76° | L: 54°

    APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) - The Heid Music Summer Concert Series is underway in Appleton. There is live music on Thursdays over the lunch hour and in the evening at Jones Park until the construction is complete at Houdini Plaza.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WFRV 5 Green Bay

  3. Houdini the dog is fine after surviving Catasauqua fire

    Houdini, who was rescued by a firefighter from an apartment fire this weekend, has lived up to his name.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Morning Call

Quotes

  1. "I've seen him do this many times," said Mets manager Willie Randolph, who was a Yankees coach when Hernandez helped that team win four World Series crowns. "He's just a Houdini sometimes."
    on Apr 3, 2007 By: Willie Randolph Source: Reuters

  2. "There was a motive to murder Harry Houdini and it was suppressed and covered up," Tacopina told reporters.
    on Mar 23, 2007 By: Joe Tacopina Source: Newsday

  3. "I'm here to do what I have always wanted to do -- try to do the impossible," Angel told Reuters from the box. "Not as a trick, not as an illusion, but as a real life demonstration in the art of escape as Houdini did for his day."
    on Jun 4, 2007 By: Criss Angel Source: Reuters

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