sleight of hand

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sleight of hand

1. manual dexterity used in performing conjuring tricks
2. the performance of such tricks
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register Is goldenrod and sleight-of-hand, Sudden disappearances,
Young magicians aged seven to 10 can attend the Magic School, and 11-14 year-olds can also learn some sleight-of-hand tricks.
A fine sleight-of-hand by Liam Davies allowed Robin Copeland to gallop over just before the hour mark, putting the Blues ahead for the first time, but Falloon's second try helped clinch a famous win.
It takes economic sleight-of-hand to claim otherwise.
Expect to see amazing feats take place in the field of escapology, illusion and sleight-of-hand card tricks.
I was reminded of this verbal sleight-of-hand on hearing some of the excuses trotted out by our politicians and their apologists in the light of their relentless greed.
The saxophones bob and weave, squeal and writhe, with twisting passages and sleight-of-hand riffing.
The sleight-of-hand expert, who is a member of the Cardiff Magical Society, has been practising magic for the past seven years, after being inspired by the illusions of David Blaine.
An award-winning introduction to the joy of sleight-of-hand for entertainment, Learn Magic with Lyn is highly recommended for viewers of all ages interested in learning the basics of illusion and having fun while doing it.
From there, she reveals the multitude of sleight-of-hand measures governments have taken to limit the freedom of people who were being terrified by government warnings of terrorism.
It's shameful, sleight-of-hand political manipulation and should not be allowed.
A male prestidigitator performs a series of tricks using cards whose backs are blocks of primary colors--the kind of cards Mondrian might have used had he been a sleight-of-hand man--and a younger female assistant tries her hand at a few of the same.