American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A trick or set of tricks performed by a juggler or magician so quickly and deftly that the manner of execution cannot be observed; legerdemain.
- n. Performance of conjuring tricks.
- n. Skill in performing conjuring tricks.
- n. The required digital dexterity behind magic tricks and illusions.
- n. A performance of such skill.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. legerdemain; prestidigitation.
- n. manual dexterity in the execution of tricks
“She said, It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that the maiden, Kut al-Kulub, after singing these songs and sweeping the strings in presence of the Lady Zubaydah, rose and exhibited tricks of sleight of hand and legerdemain and all manner pleasing arts, till the Princess came near to fall in love with her and said to herself, “Verily, my cousin Al – Rashid is not to blame for loving her!””
“In rapid succession, I was given a brief medical examination (in which they were chiefly interested in wildlife and injuries, and not expecting a sophisticated form of drug abuse, so that by sleight of hand and an element of luck, I managed to keep the arm out of the nurse’s sight), a bath, a change of clothing, a hot meal, and a bed in a curtained cubicle.”
“ “We might be able to manage a sleight of hand with only one man to hide,” said Lady Glinda.”
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