This translation of energy to cash is a dubious bit of prestidigitation
at any time and especially so now that the real problem we engineers should be highlighting is potential energy crisis.
doesn't do enough to describe how one must twist the mind to get around such reasoning.
Real rocket scientists perform mathematical prestidigitation
on trading floors where transactions unfold in split seconds.
From no fewer than seven points of view, Wallace examines the life of a chameleon of a man and, in an impressive feat of writerly prestidigitation
, looks at one man's search for redemption through the disparate lenses of those who remember him.
Thanks to smoke, mirrors and other forms of prestidigitation
, the Dodgers led the division as late as July 29.
Having been a magician himself since boyhood, an admirer of Houdini, and having been befriended by Bess Houdini as a teen, he is more than qualified to write a life story that sees the blacks, the whites, and the grays of the man whose name is synonymous with prestidigitation
Their rivals were justifiably outraged at this financial prestidigitation
which obviously had the lawyers' seal of approval but broke every unwritten rule of morality, decency and personal responsibility.
It was politics as prestidigitation
, and it worked.
Close-up magic is his speciality, the art of conjuring and prestidigitation
(quick-fingered movements to create magical affects, also known as slight of hand).
The magician performed his prestidigitation
only inches away from the editors, using cards, coins, pens, and even cocktail napkins in illusions that left Pete's mouth hanging open.
But aristocratic power quickly separates, the children, and the scene shifts abruptly to an elegant theater in Hapsburg Vienna where an intense Eisenheim (Edward Norton) is delighting the audience with feats of prestidigitation
Sir Samuel Hoare, nicknamed 'Slippery Sam' for, among other things, his recent ingenious but disingenuous prestidigitation
over Indian reform--A.