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.
No wonder, for once again Brown had pulled off another crafty conjuring trick - a give- away Budget that does not seem to put taxes up.
Bishop David Jenkins is accused of calling the Resurrection of Jesus a conjuring trick with bones: he didn't: he suggested that some people's belief in it didn't get any further than a conjuring trick with bones, and that the important thing is to believ e in the presence of Jesus in human life today, in your life as you read this.
There's even a rainbow pencil disguised as Sooty's wand and a sooty conjuring trick. And on their birthday and at Christmas they'll receive special cards.
Mike German may well fancy himself in that role, but it may be a conjuring trick too far.
It's a conjuring trick. It's called Estate Agent Magic.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: "This is a classic conjuring trick - distract the audience while making what they are really interested in disappear.