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Related to sleight: sleight of hand
skill; dexterity; stratagem; legerdemain: sleight of hand
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slight – small in size, degree, or amount; delicate; act of disrespect: He reacted with anger to the slight.
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1. Deftness; dexterity.
2. A clever or skillful trick or deception; an artifice or stratagem.
[Middle English, alteration of sleahthe, from Old Norse slœgdh, from slœgr, sly.]
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1. skill; dexterity. See also sleight of hand
2. a trick or stratagem
3. cunning; trickery
[C14: from Old Norse slægth, from slægr sly]
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1. skill; dexterity.
2. an artifice; stratagem.
3. cunning; craft.
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1. Skillfulness in the use of the hands or body:
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n sleight of hand → Fingerfertigkeit f; by sleight of hand → durch Taschenspielertricks
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