prestidigitation

[ pres-ti-dij-i-tey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF prestidigitation
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An he's more light-fingered than his predecessor, he's a master of prestidigitation!

All these extraordinary manœuvres cannot be attributed to prestidigitation.

I hope to convince the reader that these things really exist, and are neither illusions nor farces, nor feats of prestidigitation.

The Theosophical craze of recent years has had its influence on prestidigitation.

In St. Petersburg great and incredible examples of mystification and of prestidigitation were told about him.

A perfect technic is more than a wonderful power of prestidigitation, or facility in the manipulation of an instrument.

The other line of argument raises more subtle intellectual issues and is not a mere matter of prestidigitation.

He had emptied the pockets of his companions by a kind of prestidigitation quite incomprehensible to them.

It was prestidigitation for all concerned—only the side of the children of Israel was espoused in the recital.

WORD ORIGIN

1843, from French prestidigitation, which was coined along with prestidigitator (q.v.).

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