The conversation had turned to the subject of sleight-of-hand
and the feats of the prestidigitateurs, one of whom was then exhibiting at a local theatre.
But the pulling of them apart and pushing them together again was only a sleight-of-hand
The exception I speak of was the wonderful Wizard of Oz, a sleight-of-hand
performer from Omaha who went up in a balloon and was carried by a current of air to the Emerald City.
The old sleight-of-hand
expert had stolen it, sure, and slipped it under his robe.
It is needless to say that no sleight-of-hand
performer, however expert, unless aided by the powers of darkness, could have accomplished this feat; but a luckless child in the pursuit of virtue had done it with a turn of the wrist.
trick or other,' said the Medical Man, and Filby tried to tell us about a conjurer he had seen at Burslem; but before he had finished his preface the Time Traveller came back, and Filby's anecdote collapsed.
Among his various eccentric habits he had a humorous one of always cheating at cards, which rendered necessary on his part, not only a close observance of the game, and a sleight-of-hand
in counting and scoring, but also involved the constant correction, by looks, and frowns, and kicks under the table, of Richard Swiveller, who being bewildered by the rapidity with which his cards were told, and the rate at which the pegs travelled down the board, could not be prevented from sometimes expressing his surprise and incredulity.
Presently entering the Ti, he seats himself on the mats as composedly as a juggler about to perform his sleight-of-hand
tricks; and with the chiefs disposed in a circle around him, commences his ceremony.
And I lean the more to this opinion from finding that even the historian of those exploits, with all his partiality for his hero, is fain to admit that the slaughtered monsters in question were of a very innocent and simple turn; extremely guileless and ready of belief; lending a credulous ear to the most improbable tales; suffering themselves to be easily entrapped into pits; and even (as in the case of the Welsh Giant) with an excess of the hospitable politeness of a landlord, ripping themselves open, rather than hint at the possibility of their guests being versed in the vagabond arts of sleight-of-hand
Thoughtful men will not spend their lives acquiring sleight-of-hand
Boundary-Breaking Magician stars Ben Hart, a sleight-of-hand
Smith should have notched his hat-trick little more than a minute later, but was unable to hold on to a sleight-of-hand
pass from Tulou with his route to the line clear.