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sleight of hand
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Moby Dick
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sleight of hand
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Moby Dick
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  • Of all the wondrous devices and dexterities, the sleights of hand and countless subtleties, to which the veteran whaleman is so often forced, none exceed that fine manoeuvre with the lance called pitchpoling.

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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

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