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legerdemain
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
sleight of hand (tricks that appear magical)

or:

a display of skill or adroitness — especially in a deceptive way
  • Not so the sailor, beholding the scenery of the Antarctic seas; where at times, by some infernal trick of legerdemain in the powers of frost and air, he, shivering and half shipwrecked, instead of rainbows speaking hope and solace to his misery, views what seems a boundless churchyard grinning upon him with its lean ice monuments and splintered crosses.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (92% in)

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