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March 29th- Legerdemain

legerdemain \lej-ur-duh-MAIN\, noun

Definition:
1. Sleight of hand.
2. A display of skill, trickery, or artful deception.

Example:
A good magician spends countless hours practicing his legerdemain in order to make his tricks look realistic.

Origin:
Legerdemain is from Old French leger de main, literally "light of hand": leger, "light" + de, "of" + main, "hand."
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