An obliging stranger, under pretence of compactly folding up my bank-notes for security’s sake, abstracts the notes and gives me nutshells; but what is his sleight of hand to mine, when I fold up my own nutshells and pass them on myself as notes!
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Then the trucker takes a single card and with sleight of hand makes the card vanish into thin air.
Neal Shusterman -- Unwind
Now the truth seemed obvious: his last words had been just another sleight of hand, and his last act was to infect me with nightmares and paranoid delusions that would take years of therapy and metabolism-wrecking medications to rout out.
Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children