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Origin of prestidigitation
OTHER WORDS FROM prestidigitationpres·ti·dig·i·ta·tor, nounpres·ti·dig·i·ta·to·ry [pres-ti-dij-i-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˌprɛs tɪˈdɪdʒ ɪ təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, pres·ti·dig·i·ta·to·ri·al, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for prestidigitation
Cohen, who sometimes disguised himself as Alfred the Magician or Purnell Zorch, was a professional illusionist, but he also held court as one of the country’s most prominent purveyors of the fine art of prestidigitation.Al Cohen, D.C. magic shop proprietor who knew all the tricks, dies at 94|Matt Schudel|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
A prestidigitator who, putting metal into your mouth, pulls coins out of your pocket.The Devil's Dictionary|Ambrose Bierce
Such a prestidigitator as Signor Fantoccini has only to say—Presto!Hearts and Masks|Harold MacGrath
Verily, love is a prestidigitator who can change the lion into the lamb as easily as a handkerchief into a flower-pot!Mrs. Craddock|W. Somerset Maugham