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- v. To perform magic with the hands or using sleight of hand.
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I find John Clarke's points cogent and salacious, and it would ill behoove any minion of the Little-Rowling cabal to prestidigitate further regarding their ultimate cravenitude to that pernicious influence.
It's one thing to prestidigitate, to prevaricate, even to dissemble but when you leave the bounds of reality and call something clean which even a child knows is dirty, sooty, smoky is quite another.
PLAIN words are more forceful than words less commonly used -- _juggle_ has more vigor than _prestidigitate_.
I am a magician, and one or two little things have happened of late to make me wish to prestidigitate in public.
Are you coming to TAM 7, and can you sing, dance, juggle, contort, do a light-sabre routine, tumble, prestidigitate, or bend spoons with the power of your mind alone?