VCR Lesson 5
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1. Sleight of hand; magic tricks
2. Any trickery or deception
A person who does legerdemain (practices sleight of hand and or deceives) is called a legerdemainist
leger (light) + de (of) + main (hand)
This trick was recently explained on a "magic revealed" program. They found that Dedi manipulated the bird's head to fold back and under the wing. As this was done, Dedi would produce, by slight of hand, a fake head of the bird, giving the impression that bird was decapitated.
Identify the incorrect sentence
b) The salesman often used legerdemain to make people believe they were getting the best deal.
c) I watched the magician do his magic trick very closey, and I still could not figure out how he pulled off his act of legerdemain.
d) The girl performed an act of legerdemain when she told her father the truth of the incident.