sleight-of-hand / slight-of-hand

sleight-of-hand / slight-of-hand
   Sleight of hand refers to dexterity and trickery with the hands: The magician's sleight of hand fooled the audience.
   This phrase is often confused with slight of hand, an adjective phrase meaning "having small slender hands".

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  • Sleight of hand — Sleight of hand, also known as prestidigitation ( quick fingers ) or léger de main (from the French for lightness of hand ), is the set of techniques used by a magician (or card sharp) to manipulate objects such as cards and coins secretly.cite… …   Wikipedia

  • sleight-of-hand / slight-of-hand —    Sleight of hand refers to dexterity and trickery with the hands: The magician s sleight of hand fooled the audience.    This phrase is often confused with slight of hand, an adjective phrase meaning having small slender hands …   Confused words

  • sleight of hand —    not slight. Sleight, meaning dexterity or de ceptiveness, comes from the Old Norse sloedgh, and slight, meaning slender or frail, comes from the Old Norse slettr, but they have nothing else in common except their pronunciations …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • sleight of hand —  Not slight …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Sleight — is a surname, and may refer to:* George Sleight (1853 1921), English trawler owner * Karl J. Sleight (born 1962), attorneyee also* Sleight of hand * Slight …   Wikipedia

  • sleight — as in sleight of hand, is pronounced like slight. It is the noun equivalent of the adjective sly, as height is of high …   Modern English usage

  • Glossary of conjuring terms — This is a Glossary of conjuring terms used by magicians.AlphanumericTOC align=center numbers= seealso=|A*Angles the lines of vision of people sitting at certain position in the audience which enable a secret to be spotted* usually extreme left or …   Wikipedia

  • Trick deck — A trick deck usually refers to a deck of playing cards which has been altered in some way to allow magicians to perform certain card tricks where sleight of hand would be too difficult or too impractical. These decks can be bought from most magic …   Wikipedia

  • pass — Synonyms and related words: OK, abalienate, abandon, abysm, abyss, accept, access, accredit, act like, administer, adopt, advance, affiliate, affirm, aggrandize, agree to, aisle, alien, alienate, alley, allow, ambulatory, amen, amortize, answer,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dodge — Synonyms and related words: about the bush, action, ad hoc measure, answer, around the bush, art, artful dodge, artifice, avoid, avoidance, avoiding reaction, back and fill, bag of tricks, ballot box stuffing, be stuck up, beat about, beat around …   Moby Thesaurus

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