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conjuring trick

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conjuring trick an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
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Usage

In literature:

Do you know, Sheard, these childish little conjuring tricks help me immensely!
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
If I didn't think it was some vile conjuring trick, up to this very moment!
"The Settlers at Home" by Harriet Martineau
Poor Cucurullo knew the whole process of those affairs, as the conjurer's assistant knows how the tricks are done.
"Stradella" by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
It was like some conjurer's trick.
"Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers" by John Burroughs
Such a thing would seem the result of some occult science, a kind of conjuring trick.
"Spontaneous Activity in Education" by Maria Montessori
It really was like a conjuring trick; the thing was done before I knew anything about it.
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
Medford observes that there will be time before the lecture begins to show his conjuring trick with the shilling.
"Happy-Thought Hall" by F. C. Burnand
Conjurers are no more likely to understand the tricks of the mediums than any other person is.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
Conjuring tricks are highly amusing, but one does not think very highly of conjurers.
"Art in Needlework" by Lewis F. Day
It is like a conjuring trick!
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
It was like a conjuring trick.
"The Children's Book of Stars" by G.E. Mitton
All this, so easy to the mature woman, seemed a sort of conjuring-trick to her.
"Daisy's Aunt" by E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
Trick, Mesmeric, 520; Tricks, Conjuring, 568.
"Harper's Young People, 1880 Index" by Various
No conjuring trick was ever turned more neatly.
"The Destroying Angel" by Louis Joseph Vance
If we knew any conjuring tricks we might make a bluff on Mbopo's people.
"The Blind Lion of the Congo" by Elliott Whitney
Her playing on the violin was a mixture of gymnastics and conjuring tricks.
"The New Gulliver and Other Stories" by Barry Pain
It was like a conjuring trick.
"The Day of Wrath" by Louis Tracy
The last time I learned to do conjuring tricks.
"One-Act Plays" by Various
The jurors produced unexpected hats and coats like a conjuring trick.
"Manslaughter" by Alice Duer Miller
An' she say I done conjured; dat de gal done tricked me.
"Unc' Edinburg" by Thomas Nelson Page
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In poetry:

When once the twilight screws were turned,
And mother milk was stiff as sand,
I sent my own ambassador to light;
By trick or chance he fell asleep
And conjured up a carcass shape
To rob me of my fluids in his heart.
"When Once The Twilight Locks No Longer" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

Pilobolus Dance Theater once again offered a program of choreographic conjuring tricks on Wednesday night at the Joyce Theater.
Pilobolus Dance Theater once again offered a program of choreographic conjuring tricks on Wednesday night at the Joyce Theater.
But, twice this year some of these same people have approached me about funding for some election year tricks that they (White Republicans ) have conjured up and simply need a Black face to execute the plan.
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In science:

The period-finding algorithm appears at first sight like a conjuring trick: it is not quite clear how the quantum computer managed to produce the period like a rabbit out of a hat.
Quantum Computing
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