legerdemain


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the use of skillful tricks and deceptions to produce entertainingly baffling effects

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Another is prebending in a vise with concealment and legerdemain.
Recent popes and prelates have made so much of the maleness of the clergy, arguing against female priests with great vehemence and theological legerdemain, that, of course, women religious are a challenge.
Through linguistic legerdemain, aimed at achieving the result of upholding ObamaCare, a majority of the Court had its cake and ate it, too--at once the "shared responsibility payment" was a penalty and a tax.
Whether touching upon the theories of Derrida, Lacan, and Walter Benjamin, or constructing a trellis of understanding between Don Quixote and Hollywood's Alien franchise, Glover considers an impressive array of texts and generously shares a continuously perspicacious magnification of how the best authors accomplish their seeming legerdemain.
Reminiscent of the feats of verbal legerdemain on television chat shows, methinks.
I've never understood the legerdemain, but we all enjoy his extension (and expense account).
Such has been Foster's form this season - with occasional sprinkling of legerdemain - that there is a feeling that the goalkeeper might be out of Albion's reach this summer.
No one who is not well versed in financial legerdemain can make much sense of this battle of the bonds.
But many in government believe there is some legislative legerdemain where more food (at lower costs) just materializes.
But no one who knows India believes that it is engaged in some kind of legerdemain to shaft Iran on oil payments.
Astronaut Ed Mitchell's performance of psychic experiments while Apollo 14 coasted between Earth and Moon smacks of legerdemain.
Leonhardt says the future of optical legerdemain lies not in hiding things, but in revealing them.
He manipulated the ball and expectation with equal legerdemain .
In the poem 'Ambidexterity', Muzaffar's legerdemain is expressed as: "And pain, that possum playing, ambidexterity, which lives, in crests and dives, and like skin rashes, which itch, and cancer pains, which pelt your living remains, it thrives through the complicity of its sufferers.
Perhaps she thought the whole thing was a trick, mere legerdemain, but she soon found out it was otherwise.