legerdemain

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Synonyms for legerdemain

Synonyms for legerdemain

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

Synonyms for legerdemain

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Out of the manifold events of his life, his deeds, his feelings, his thoughts, he might make a design, regular, elaborate, complicated, or beautiful; and though it might be no more than an illusion that he had the power of selection, though it might be no more than a fantastic legerdemain in which appearances were interwoven with moonbeams, that did not matter: it seemed, and so to him it was.
By some legerdemain the Admiral found that he was clutching in his right hand one of the obnoxious bills.
He had prosecuted his studies, also, under a traveling sage who united the mysteries of medicine with magic and legerdemain.