- sleigh bed,
- sleigh bell,
- sleight of hand,
- slender loris,
Origin of sleight
Examples from the Web for sleight
To posit that the war brings us closer to faith is a sleight of hand that makes fools of us all.
He does the heavy lifting, and she passes it off with a sleight of hand.
The real Mamet is an actor who became a writer and had a real sense of the criminal and the sleight of hand in American life.
But to simply call all these feelings melancholy, Toohey argues, is to link disparate experiences by a sleight of metaphor.
The only sleight of hand I can detect is the fact that our hero never actually kills anyone himself.
This was a sort of sleight of hand, in the use of words; and was noticed, at the time, as "legerdemain."Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather|Charles W. Upham
Many of the startling effects of sleight of hand are undoubtedly due in part to this principle.Illusions|James Sully
Sleight of hand counts for much, but diverting the spectator's eyes for a good deal more.Logic, Inductive and Deductive|William Minto
For who by such a sleight would reach An aim, consumes the worth in speech, And sets a crimson rose to bleach.My Beautiful Lady. Nelly Dale|Thomas Woolner
We should be absolutely safe from assault or sleight of hand.Search-Light Letters|Robert Grant
Word Origin for sleight
"cunning," early 14c. alteration of sleahthe (c.1200), from Old Norse sloegð "cleverness, cunning, slyness," from sloegr (see sly). Meaning "skill, cleverness, dexterity" is from late 14c. Meaning "feat or trick requiring quickness and nimbleness of the hands" is from 1590s. Term sleight of hand is attested from c.1400.