• Glossary Originally (when referring to a small dog) to yap or bark – the word “waff”‘s sound imitates a puppy’s bark (NSOED). When referring to the noises people make, the word has come to mean empty or aimless talk or writing, and can be used as a noun to describe the… Read More
• Glossary U.S.: vest. Note that this is not just the kind of vest worn with a formal suit, but any kind of vest. Read More
• Sports teams The Welsh national teams are from Wales (one of the four countries that together are the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). Read More
• Areas of knowledge The Kwikspell Company produces a study course for the W.O.M.B.A.T Examination called the Wallop the Wombat Revision Course. This is recommended to those who achieve only a Poor on the Grade 3 test (JKR-W3). Read More
• Wandmaking Wampus hair is used as a wand core, and is used by Isolt Sayre to make wands for those who come to Ilvermony. Read More
• Thing Wampus is one of the four houses of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The name was chosen by Webster Steward. Wampus house stands for the body of the wizard and is the house for warriors. Read More
• Magical objects Another name for the Elder Wand, one of the Deathly Hallows (DH21, DH24, TBB/TTB). Read More
• Areas of knowledge A mysterious and ancient branch of magic that involves the study of wand ownership and wand power. Read More
• Rules and laws Tucked away in a dingy basement corner at MACUSA is the Wand Permits Office. According to Tina Goldstein, all foreign wizards visiting the United States must have a permit to carry a wand (WFT). Read More
• Magical objects A complicated device made with feathers used by the Wand-shine Elf to polish wands in the MACUSA Lobby in 1926 (WFT). Read More
• Glossary Common way of saying “Put your wands away,” meaning “No magic allowed.”… Read More
• Magical objects Most human magic is done using a wand. The wand serves as a tool to focus and control the magical energy of the spell. It is possible to cast spells without using a wand, but for most wizards results are unfocused (CR). House-elves and goblins are not permitted to carry wands,… Read More
• Wandmaking A “single sibilant word” in the snake-language Parseltongue that when uttered made the wand of Salazar Slytherin go to sleep and become unusable (Pm). Read More
• Glossary A large piece of furniture with a door, used for storing clothes and fitted with rails, shelves, hooks and the like, sometimes with a mirror on the inside of the door. Wardrobes tend to be used in places that don’t have built-in closets. Read More