juggler

Part of speech: noun

Jugglery.

Part of speech: noun

One who practises sleight of hand.

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Usage examples "juggler":

  1. I had not thought to have unlocked my lips In this unhallowed air, but that this juggler Would think to charm my judgment, as mine eyes, Obtruding false rules pranked in reason's garb. - "Minor Poems by Milton", John Milton.
  2. They had learned to stare into the face of death, to meet its fiery eyes; to march and eat and sleep, to laugh and play and sing, in its presence- to carry their life in their hands, and toss it about as a juggler tosses a ball. - "The Metropolis", Upton Sinclair.
  3. Tossing between his hands, as a juggler keeps a ball in the air, was a red hot, flaming coal. - "Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812", James Barnes.