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Sleight of Hand

is artifice by the hand. (Icelandic, slædgh, German, schlich, cunning or trick.)

“And still the less they understand,

The more they admire his sleight of hand.”


Butler Hudibras, pt. ii. c. 3.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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