legerdemain :

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  • n  an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

  • The movie was an extravaganza put together with some clever digital legerdemain.
  • Great magicians use complicated legerdemain to fool their audiences.
  • What neither of those times possessed was the technological legerdemain that enables Brad Pitt to play Benjamin, through computer effects work (and old-fashioned makeup), for most .
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  • 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 ...
    June 27, 2013 - Zero Hedge

  • Frederick Exley in OCRegister
    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...

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