prestidigitator


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According to the hotel manager, "Prestidigitator" snuck out in the middle of the night with his entourage and never paid for his hotel bill, meals and other expenses.
Prestidigitator - would be a physical therapist who provides finger massages
In his mischievous "Devil's Dictionary", US writer Ambrose Bierce defined a dentist as "a prestidigitator who, putting metal into your mouth, pulls coins out of your pocket".
Like every great prestidigitator, each respiratory therapist has a bag of magic props.
The smaller, silent half of Penn & Teller is an expert in deception, a prestidigitator who has achieved iconic status by staying very quiet.
They were creatures of sensation taken in by a clever prestidigitator. Anyone looking closely at the Wacker pictures, said Justi, could see that the mood and the brush strokes were all wrong.
Sargent is a prestidigitator, distracting our attention and, unfortunately, obfuscating in the process.
Beauvoir's view of the literary text as 'un tour joue au lecteur' positions the author as creator and therefore origin of the illusion, a skilled prestidigitator who conjures the artifice out of her box of writerly tricks.
As a rule, I wouldn't be paying too much attention to late-season midweek jump meetings - even as a means of disguising my lack of expertise in early-season midweek Flat meetings - but I was glued to the telly last week for the heavyweight dust-up between the Shepton Mallet Shaman and the Pond House Prestidigitator.
Subsequently, Joyce's Dubliners provided him with a model of an author who "entered into his characters while not becoming one of them." That is to say: Joyce contemporaneously personalized and depersonalized his stories, almost as if he were a prestidigitator who is on stage one minute and suddenly disappears, surrounded in a cloud of smoke, hiding himself in the pocket of a member of the audience, whence he can spy on everything that happens around him.
Little wonder then, that the Operator of the Book presents himself as a Priest, and as the Priest's parodical equivalent, the fumiste prestidigitator, or circus M.C., reducing all the Book's operations to establishing its identity with the simultaneously high and low, solemn and frivolous, distinguished and popular Sign of modern man's identity: the top hat.
(20) In similar terms, Pil'skii condemned the author of The Gift as a prestidigitator, whose verbal rain fell "just like the real thing," and Mikhail Osorgin compared the novel's breach of realist conventions to a bust draped in a dress and exposed in a store window.
The prestidigitator is portrayed as a fraud and a charlatan.
And we do some exercises based on any particularly interesting words we find randomly from magazines or newspapers--"periwinkle," "rant," "prestidigitator," "tryst," "callow"--that get us to discover what effect using every word from the list has on our free-writing.
A prestidigitator spinning 90 plates on the top of poles in different directions.