legerdemain

Part of speech: noun

Sleight of hand.

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Usage examples "legerdemain":

  1. That had been the instinctive legerdemain of mountain quickness, which even drink had not blunted. - "A Pagan of the Hills", Charles Neville Buck.
  2. Indeed, falsehood and legerdemain sink the character of a prince. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
  3. Could it really be the case that the man intended to perform so audacious a trick of legerdemain as this for the preservation of his power, and that if he intended it he should have the power to carry it through? - "Phineas Redux", Anthony Trollope.