conjuring trick


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Noun1.conjuring trick - an illusory featconjuring trick - an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
performance - the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment; "we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"
card trick - a trick performed with playing cards
prestidigitation, sleight of hand - manual dexterity in the execution of tricks
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He still liked Champion exactly as he liked him at school; he admired him as he would admire a conjuring trick done at the dinner-table.
Ezra Jennings, in a conjuring trick being performed on Mr.
Holding this faith, she was in no respect influenced by those grossly material ideas of modern growth which associate the presence of spiritual beings with clumsy conjuring tricks and monkey antics performed on tables and chairs.
He sang funny songs to them and told funny stories, did conjuring tricks and got up theatricals, shared their fun and comforted their sorrows.
There I wandered about for many a year, and at last came back to the Punjaub, where I lived mostly among the natives and picked up a living by the conjuring tricks that I had learned.
This is not a restaurant to be written off, but one that has to work harder to pull off the difficult, conjuring trick it set out to do.
Shadow chief secretary Peter Dowd said: "The measures in the Finance Bill claiming to close tax loopholes do not go far enough and have gaping omissions, another Tory conjuring trick to hide their inaction in making sure that everyone, including the rich, pays their fair share of society's upkeep.
HE Discovery Sport is a neat conjuring trick that casts a winning spell.
If we were to identify a conjuror figure in the novel, a likely candidate would be Inspector Bucket, who performs a conjuring trick in transforming from his disguise as a physician to gain access to George's shooting gallery ("the physician stopped, and, taking off his hat, appeared to vanish by magic, and to leave another and quite a different man in his place" [401]).
CARWYN Jones has performed a political conjuring trick by sacking none of his old Cabinet team, promoting some rising stars, rehabilitating a former Minister who went astray and - most signifi-cantly - giving the sole remaining Liberal Democrat AM Kirsty Williams the education portfolio.
This conjuring trick was completed within minutes without spilling a drop or showering the contents far and wide and the ingredients were then carefully plated with a tiny quail egg yolk planted perfectly on top.
It was seen almost as a conjuring trick as a string of lamps was lit by coal gas, giving that distinctive flickering warm glow that modern lights just don't have.