prestidigitation


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

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Arguably, this team cohesion is a far more significant aspect to the Apple canon than the fact he has turned himself into brand which could be viewed as a species of business--oriented ontological prestidigitation rather than the important metamorphosis of identity it has been widely claimed to be.
But that sort of narrative sleight of hand is part of the fun, of course; and like any successful feat of prestidigitation, it relies on our willingness to be fooled.
While sawing crime statistics in half and making the paper trail of real victims disappear often entails sleight of hand at the keyboard, the means by which a department may inflate or deflate the numbers comes down to initiative, creativity, and acts of prestidigitation that extend well beyond computerized Magic Markers.
He might be able to manage a bit of political prestidigitation again.
NECROMANCY, PRESTIDIGITATION AND HYPNOTISM IN MEXICO CITY (1864-1910)
The sole purpose of this formidable display of telepathic prestidigitation is to extract from my mind the diagnosis for the next case.
Christened the "evil geniuses" of comedy magic by David Letter- Letterman, Penn & Teller will be pulling off some prestidigitation at the Alexandra Theatre today and tomorrow.
Empiezan en 1905, con Le journal de la prestidigitation.
Develtere reports that there is some accounting prestidigitation going on with the ODA numbers.
What the old guy lacked in prestidigitation he made up in style and slapstick.
The terms of the public debate you are aware have changed, with plenty of inconvenient truth, shock talk, and downright lies as well as expectable prestidigitation in terminology.
Ultimately, this strange example of musical sleight-of-breath and prestidigitation, which leveraged both the composer's and the flautist's understandings of the possibilities of the instrument, transported the listener into an otherworldly, dreamlike domain, a partition of the brain worth further exploration.
This market analogy for scarcity, which persists within the US juridical and ideological tradition under the rubrics of "balancing of interests" and "balancing of rights," is a prestidigitation that tacitly underlies utilitarian domain assumptions (i.
Storytellers from all over will gather from Friday, November 30, to Sunday, December 2, for stories, songs and sea, music, mist and mischief, puppetry, pictures and prestidigitation.
Period Prestidigitation - Victorian yuletide entertainment with a difference from one of Britain's leading street comedy acts.