from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who practises prestidigitation; a prestigiator; a juggler.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One skilled in legerdemain or sleight of hand; a juggler.
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- noun One who performs feats of
prestidigitation, a sleight-of-hand artist, a magician
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- noun someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
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In the ring on the right, we have our gifted prestidigitator, Mr. John Shannon.
Well-meaning pedants may wonder why so gifted a verbal prestidigitator as Mr. Ives has resorted so often to imperfect rhymes, each one of which diminishes the hectic glitter of the play's verbal surface by a tiny but measurable increment.
Please remember that this prestidigitator as US President does NOT represent America, by any means.
I strongly suggest they have been leant on by shadowy persons or individuals whose motivations and loyalties will be hard to untangle but which, if the effort is made, will turn out to lead back to the Hartlepool prestidigitator.
Belief is an ephemeral and passive condition, based on submission to the prestidigitator through the suspension of reason, often in the face of obvious evidence of an opposite intention, rather like the empty, impotent vessel of its relative, hope.
DOWD: In a webcast, prestidigitator Penn Jillette talks about a joke he has begun telling in his show.
Beck was also a proficient hypnotist, prestidigitator, chemist and roboticist, wearing a fishbowl, one-way plexiglass helmet, with gas jets mounted in his gloves and boots capable of emitting hallucinogenic, 'web' dissolving gases.
Even Jeremiah Wright, an embarrassing pastor who would probably have brought down a less-deft political prestidigitator, will not do in Barack Obama.
For all his brilliance as the theater's foremost prestidigitator of language and thought, Stoppard is a conservative who, like Einstein himself, resists the idea that chance is the "" mother '' of reality.
From this verbal prestidigitator, we imbibe the lesson that both storyteller and con man make us willing victims.