The rule of the majority is so very sacred a thing that it is found necessary to regulate it by legerdemain.
Astonishing feats of preparation were consummated as if by legerdemain.
These were to be strung together, and by an effort of legerdemain combined into a coherent whole in the form of a novel.
Priests, however, tolerate no rivals, and permit no legerdemain but their own.
The association he means has been laid before the public, and a very curious piece of legerdemain it is.
Winchester lay the fewest of miles away, but somewhere there was legerdemain.
That exposé spoiled the legerdemain market on that particular route, for several years.
I admire it as a splendid piece of legerdemain; but it expresses nothing.
He may astonish the natives by his "wonderful feats," but with all his legerdemain he cannot deceive me in any of his movements.
A touch of legerdemain and my sword has passed into my left hand.
one who performs magic tricks
French 'light of hand'