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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For me, he now looms large as a venerable French magician who has added dazzling tricks to the metaphysical sleights of hand of such artist-counterfeiters as de Chirico and Bidlo.
As enacted by Stewart, these theatrical sleights of hand are as startlingly magical as anything that David Copperfield (the illusionist, not the Dickens character) ever has attempted.
By architectural sleights of hand, Allies & Morrison have mostly made light of the fortifying measures, which confronted daily can be dispiriting.