legerdemain legerdemain  /ˌlɛ dʒər də ˈmeɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

Usage(s):

  1. Great magicians use complicated legerdemain to fool their audiences.
  2. The movie was an extravaganza put together with some clever digital legerdemain.

News

  • JoN CoRZiNe WaS a SCaM...

    .       JON CORZINE SONG (Daniel Boone Song) Jon Corzine was a scam, Yes, a big scam! With an eye like an schlemiel And the king of legerdemain was he! Jon Corzine was a scam, Yes, a big scam! He was soave, he was fearless And as tough as a buttonwood tree! From the coonskin cap on the top of ol' Jon To the heel of his fine brogue shoe; The rippin'est, roarin'est, fraudulent man That Wall Street ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

Quotes

  • In "A Fan's Notes," Frederick Exley writes about the importance of football: "Why did football so bring me to life? I can't say precisely ...... It smacked of something old, something traditional, something unclouded by legerdemain and subterfuge. I...
    on Feb 10, 2010 By: Frederick Exley Source: OCRegister

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