legerdemain


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

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But if Hardy hoped that his literary legerdemain would discourage his admirers from tramping all over Dorset in search of his literary landscapes, he would no doubt be haunted by his oversized presence in Dorchester and its nearby satellite villages, which bring in thousands of visitors per year, driven in no small measure by the author's association with the town.
A new report from the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association (TTARA) - a respected business-backed association that follows fiscal issues - puts the cost of budget deferrals and other government legerdemain at $7.
The letter emphasizes that the Republicans must drop their partisan effort to use procedural legerdemain, known as reconciliation, to avoid a full and open debate on health care.
It's a clever bit of legerdemain that makes you take in the atmosphere before emerging into the main dining room, a beautiful and softly-lit space where a menu that includes variations of grilled cow awaits you.
Burwell) it would serve well to remember that exercises of convenient regulatory legerdemain (as we have seen in the past) might resolve the issue in a way that preserves the status quo.
The "juggler" was what we today refer to as the "conjuror" involved in legerdemain, sleight of hand or prestigiation.
Almost any means of financing highway repairs and improvements would be an improvement over that bit of legislative legerdemain, and Congress has several financing methods to choose from.
It would appear that many, including the major television networks, agree with Roberts' assessment that the Aereo technology, which allows subscribers to view over-the-air TV streams through their devices, was using a bit of legerdemain to skirt existing copyright law.
While we can't predict how the SJC will rule, blocking the measure on the grounds offered by Attorney General Martha Coakley -- who alleges that repealing the law would represent a taking of property -- would require an extraordinary degree of legal legerdemain from the justices.
The second moment of legerdemain came five minutes later.
Kasebier's negatives represented only a starting point for artistic expression; her darkroom legerdemain was expressive.
If TV is a magic lantern then it deserves some legerdemain, a caring caress as we sink into the credits and reflect on an epic episode.
The book then goes on to look at some urban history and the urban roots of capitalist crises, with reference to the proliferation of shaky 'sub-prime' mortgages and the associated financial legerdemain that led to the GFC.
It made sense that a man with Blass's creative ability ended up not in an infantry unit shooting a Browning Automatic Rifle, but in a unit that brought together painters, set designers, sound men, and other artistic types to create a phony army of phantom troops, inflatable tanks, airfield footprints painted on giant stretches of fabric, artillery pieces made of solid wood, and other feats of legerdemain more typically associated with a Hollywood movie than with a portion of the Earth where two military forces might fight and spill each other's blood.
If that occurs in people, too, then the same bacteria-changing legerdemain achieved by gastric bypass might be accomplished without putting obese patients under the knife in an expensive and risky operation, so may we say bye-bye, obesity.