jugglery


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jug·gler·y

 (jŭg′lə-rē)
n. pl. jug·gler·ies
1. The skill or performance of a juggler.
2. Trickery; deception.

jugglery

the art of the juggler.
See also: Performing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jugglery - artful trickery designed to achieve an end; "the senator's tax program was mere jugglery"
chicanery, wile, shenanigan, trickery, guile, chicane - the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
2.jugglery - the performance of a juggler
maneuver, manoeuvre, play - a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
References in classic literature ?
Sancho seeing this was puzzled, and looking from one to another asked if this dinner was to be eaten after the fashion of a jugglery trick.
He tried to imagine himself she, gazing into those eyes of his, but failed in the jugglery.
It is what some are pleased to call jugglery," he answered, with a light, hard laugh.
The astonishment at the compass, and my other feats of jugglery, was to a certain degree advantageous, as with that, and the long stories my guides told of my breaking stones, knowing venomous from harmless snakes, collecting insects, etc.
Franklin this article of jugglery, and told him what I have already told you.
He termed the Federal budget as also the budgets of the Punjab and Sindh as routine budgets and mere jugglery of words and added that there was no relief or welfare plans for the masses.
Opposition leader in Sindh Assembly, Khawaja Izharul Hasan alleged that the government budget is all about a jugglery of digits and statistics.
While the fertiliser ministry has asked the finance ministry to clear the subsidy by the end of this fiscal, the carrying over of ` 40,000 crore forms part of the jugglery in numbers that is used in Budget.
In his opening remarks, the Opposition Leader, Maulana Lutf-ur-Rehman said that the though the PTI had come into power with the slogan of bringing change, but their budget proved a traditional and jugglery of words.
95) may well be a magic that is neither black nor white but rather a form of well-meaning jugglery, of the sort proscribed in Reginald Scott's Discoverie of Witchcraft.
The son of Kundan Rai and Marchiya Devi -- a poor couple who sold milk to run the family -- was acknowledged as a management wizard and was invited to address B-school students in foreign countries after he claimed to have turned around the perennially loss-making Indian Railways as its minister, which critics say was primarily by means of statistical jugglery to show it had started earning money for the treasury.
Call it political compulsion, prescience, jugglery or whatever; the RJD is playing its cards in the same game of political rummy it has played over the last few years.