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Prestidigitator

 

a conjurer in the circus or on stage who uses the strength, agility, and flexibility of his fingers and especially of his wrists. He performs tricks using small objects, such as cards, balls, coins, kerchiefs, and ribbons, that appear and disappear in his hands. The term “prestidigitator” was used chiefly in the old circus; today such performers are called manipulators.

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