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  Sleight of hand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sleight of hand, also known as prestidigitation ('quick fingers') or legerdemain (pronounced in French, from 'lightness of hand'), is the set of techniques used by a magician (or card sharp) to manipulate small objects such as cards and coins secretly.
Sleight of hand is not a branch of magic, but rather, the means used by a magician to achieve various aims.
Sleight of hand is mostly employed in close-up magic, but it can also be used in stage magic and other areas of magic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sleight_of_hand   (221 words)

  
 Sleight of hand -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sleight of hand, also known as legerdemain, is the set of techniques used by a (Someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience) magician (or card sharks) to manipulate small objects such as cards and coins secretly.
The techniques involved are often difficult, taking months of practice before they can be performed with proficiency and years to master.
The techniques can also be used to cheat in gambling games, to steal, or, in some cases, to claim supernatural powers.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sl/sleight_of_hand.htm   (144 words)

  
 Chiropractic Sleight-of-Hand
I would be terrified to put my neck in the hands of today's chiropractic school graduate and expect a skilled therapeutic adjustment.
To appease this medical opposition and gain the title "doctor" we have allowed ourselves to be restricted to a single, stand-alone therapy, spinal manipulation, and a scope of practice limited to spine-related conditions.
There is evidence to suggest that the spinal adjustment is nothing more, and, I must emphasize, nothing less than a nonspecific, dynamic laying-on of hands done in a manner and setting that facilitates healing.
www.chiroweb.com /archives/20/13/07.html   (1036 words)

  
 Sleight of Hand [Free Republic]
In a hand recount, officials attempt not simply to perform an actual count of the ballots, but rather to recreate voter intent where ballots are unclear — a standard nebulous enough to allow for a heavy dose of subjective interpretation.
Another serious issue concerning the selective use of hand counts is the sampling error-an error that already prevails in the current preoccupation with Palm Beach County.
The problem with using a process that discerns the "true intent" of ballots marked for two candidates (or no candidate at all) in Palm Beach is that it applies a different standard there than in all other counties in Florida, or across the nation for that matter.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3a0db006526e.htm   (966 words)

  
 Sleight of Hand Karl Koppertop Magical Entertainer and Balloon Artist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sleight of hand magic is one of the few forms of entertainment that has universal appeal.
Sleight of hand is the perfect icebreaker because it gets groups of people interacting with each
Furthermore, when Karl leaves the group, he has created a topic of conversation that will continue for the remainder of the evening and memories that will last a lifetime.
karlkoppertop.com /SleightofHand.html   (247 words)

  
 Sleight-of-Hand in Knife Fighting
The sleight is to direct the stimuli, thus the thoughts, and thereby the actions of the adversary in order to control their mind and actions, and open them for your attack.
Filipino knife fighters considered the "live" hand to be the most deadly hand.
Have your polished blade in one hand, and your fl blade in your other.
www.donrearic.com /sass1-sleightofhand.html   (1217 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Books: Sleight of Hand: Practical Manual of Legerdemain for Amateurs and Others   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Although written about 100 years ago most of the sleights n' tricks are still used today, this is great for anyone looking to become serious about magic.
Not only actual sleight of hand moves, but actual routines built on the sleights and subterfuge are explained, and in many cases, illustrated with clear diagrams.
Not only is this an excellent introduction to the art of magic without gimmics (some call sleight of hand "pure" magic), but it will also serve as the cornerstone of the magician's working library.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/048623911X   (687 words)

  
 Sleight of Hand Info
Sleight of Hand Issue #1 is still available as a screen-resolution PDF filehere.
Articles can be new or reprints and should be of appeal to fans of all ages, but with a realization that many readers of Sleight of Hand don't know who some of the BNFs are, or even what BNF stands for.
If you've been involved in fandom for one year or seventy, Sleight of Hand is a place to bring it all together.
www.sff.net /people/jdteehan/sleight.html   (638 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: Sleight of Hand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Getting by with sleight of hand and other quick-fingered magic tricks, Autumn has no memory of her life before the age of 17.
Her talent for "sleight of hand" also helps her beat the casinos at their own game.
Sleight of Hand is better, because it's also passionately, unreservedly, openly about lesbians.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/096777537X   (725 words)

  
 Crash Course-1... Sleight of Hand Card Tricks
If you already know a little sleight of hand with cards, don't be deceived when you see "mechanics grip and breaks" in the descriptions.
Even though I own Ninja 1 and 2, Crash-1 surprised me with several sleights and tricks which no routine should be without, certainly for magicians who are looking to broaden their card handling and presentation.
Sleights: The single greatest thing about this DVD is the extremely solid foundation it lays out for you.
www.ellusionist.com /order/crash1order.htm   (2761 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Sleight of hand
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Sleight of hand, also known as legerdemain, is the set of techniques used by a magician (or card shark) to manipulate small objects such as cards and coins secretly.
Shamans or medicine men often use sleight of hand to fool persons into believing that their magic is real.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Sleight-of-hand   (495 words)

  
 Sleight of Hand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It goes hand in hand with his work, and because of this, he can never escape it.
And he pulls, pulls down, and her hands slip around his shoulders, his neck and he doesn’t let her go, not even when the material rips red.
Curled in a fetal position, the lights dim, and her hand touches the dust settled right next to her pillow, lovingly, near a tear streaked face.
deep-down.net /fanfic/btvsats/sleight.html   (2225 words)

  
 Sleight of Hand
Microsoft is trying to make you forget about it's nerdy CEO through a multimillion-dollar sleight of hand.
The Hand would be its symbol of interconnectivity, of the future, of human agency, of all the positive things that one could associate with computing.
As silly as the Hand is, Microsoft is poised to become the Nike of the information age.
www.angelfire.com /droid/pacman/motherjones/sleight-of-hand   (1263 words)

  
 Sleight of Hand | Magic Trick Secrets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Now you can perform amazing sleight of hand card tricks faster and easier than ever before with "The Basics." This is magic speed learning.
These are the craftiest sleight of hand techniques in all of card magic.
Master the sleights taught and you will be on your way to becoming an expert with a deck of cards.
magictricksecrets.com /sleightofhand   (795 words)

  
 The "Sleight Of Hand" Puzzle
The Sleight of Hand puzzle is based on the same concept as our Pyramid Scheme puzzle, however, being able to solve one does not guarantee success with the other.
Although difficult-looking, Sleight of Hand's complexity is actually a blessing in disguise.
There are several avenues to follow in seeking the solution, hence we expect most people will find it less frustrating than its cousin the Pyramid Scheme puzzle.
www.puzzles.ca /puzzle_data_1/sleight_of_hand.html   (68 words)

  
 Learn sleight of hand card tricks at Download Magic
Any experienced magician will tell you that a book or manuscript with clear photographs is the best way to learn sleight of hand.
Later on when you're practicing and need to refer back to a certain sleight in the instructions you don't have to load the tape again and search for the spot you need.
There are almost 30 tricks and sleights in the set, illustrated with over 60 photographs.
www.downloadmagic.com /basics   (964 words)

  
 Verbal Sleight of Hand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sleight of hand is defined as "a skillful movement of the fingers or hands by which a magical effect is accomplished." In actuality, a magician uses his entire body as a sleight, the purpose of which is to direct the audience’s attention to another area and away from what is really going on.
He preached to the Ninevites who walked on the water until a big fish coughed-up a handful of change.
Paul was converted on the road to Emmaeus when he saw a bright star in the east.
www.crossministry.org /sleight.htm   (1080 words)

  
 Lemon Sky: Projects + Editions: Sleight of Hand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This winter, Hudson Clearing presents "Sleight of Hand" at lemon sky, in Miami.
Curated by Emily Wei and Haan Yule Chau, this exhibition features work by artists who integrate multiple layers of representation to manipulate aspects of materiality and simulation, undermining stereotypes and forming new metaphors in a revelatory disclosure.
In contrast to the hardness and artificial hue of the material, the animal's gesture is strangely human, while reaching back to a time of medieval heraldry, magic and myth.
www.artnet.com /ag/fineartthumbnails.asp?G=7&cid=70171   (770 words)

  
 Context Winter 1999 Issue -- Book Excerpt: Sleight of Hand
Moreover, despite the fact that most systems—except some controlled by Malone—now offered dozens of channels, most people still watched only a handful of them with any regularity, and they were always the same ones.
By 1993, Malone had maneuvered himself into a position where he had an excellent chance of pulling off a major coup in partnership with Barry Diller, one of the most talented entertainment executives of modern times.
Selling TCI for vastly more than it was worth involved an act of prestidigitation unmatched since the British hid the Suez Canal from the Nazis in 1941.
www.contextmag.com /archives/199812/BookExcerpt.asp   (2424 words)

  
 Sleight of Hand Download Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sleight of Hand, the first issue, saw 2,220 unique hits registering here.
Download Sleight of Hand #2 (screen resolution PDF - 1,360K)
Download Sleight of Hand #1 (screen resolution PDF - 736K)
www.sff.net /people/jdteehan/downld.html   (299 words)

  
 Duncan Trillo - Sleight of Hand Magician. Cabaret, Theatre, Corporate events, UK
Nothing like the stereotypical "wise-guy" magician, Duncan's act features stunning card manipulation combined with superb sleight of hand magic seamlessly performed to music.
His hands were chosen for the award winning Thierry Henry Renault Clio "What is Va Va Voom?" commercials, manipulating playing cards.
The applause thundered through the auditorium as Duncan's fl chest opened by itself, and the hanky took a bow!" Steve Ashby - The Magic Circular, June 1997 "The undoubted magical highlight of the evening." Ian Keable - The Magic Circular, February 1999 "Duncan Trillo is a classy classic act...
www.duncantrillo.co.uk   (340 words)

  
 New Analog Equals Digital Sleight of Hand
In most cases, a display of just the actual sample points can be hard to interpret, and vectors help you to see the signal correctly by connecting the dots.
On the other hand, vectors add thousands of pixels to the actual sample points, and in an intensity-modulated display, the intensity of each vector also must be controlled.
To mimic the treatment analog scopes provide for waveform edges, vector intensity is related to signal slew rate: the faster the edge speed, the less bright the vector dots.
www.evaluationengineering.com /archive/articles/0101analog.htm   (2864 words)

  
 Sleight of Hand and other Street Scams
The suspects were careful enough to cause a large-enough bump to stop the victim but small enough not to garner police attention.
And once the victim stepped out of the car, the scammer handed the victim a fake ID in a wallet to "exchange information." They would then slip cash out of the victim's wallet while the exchange was under way.
A person answers (a shill) who, surprised and thankful when you call and fully explain why you are calling, offers a $700 reward along with directions to return the coins.
www.crimes-of-persuasion.com /Crimes/InPerson/street_scams.htm   (5005 words)

  
 Sleight of Hand
According to Webster, sleight of hand refers to a "skill with the hands so as to confuse those watching, as in doing magic tricks.
Richards creates environments or situations that allude to both constant and changing aspects of life.
Whereas some works are based on repetitive action (Still Life with Mirror and Hand Model's Hands), others explore the duration of time (Night Light and Particle Wave).
www.brown.edu /Facilities/David_Winton_Bell_Gallery/sleight.html   (617 words)

  
 Shooting the messenger: Report on layoffs killed
Between January and November, 17,799 mass layoffs were recorded and nearly 2 million workers were handed their hats by businesses.
Brown said that because of a bureaucratic quirk, the $6.6 million in annual funding for the mass-layoffs program -- money primarily doled out to state officials to gather relevant data -- was channeled through the Labor Department's Employment and Training Administration.
On the other hand, the Labor Department this week released a sweeping study of volunteer work over the past year, reporting that 59 million Americans donated their time and know-how to helping others.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/01/03/MN120712.DTL   (820 words)

  
 Sleight of Hand - Wizards of the Coast
Sleight of Hand - Wizards of the Coast
Put one of them into your hand and the other on the bottom of your library.
Look up Sleight of Hand in our Magic rules database
www.wizards.com /magic/autocard.asp?name=Sleight[of[Hand   (70 words)

  
 99-132 (Sleight of Hand)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The David Winton Bell Gallery will present a two-person exhibition, Sleight of Hand, featuring works by Holly Laws and Larimer Richards, from June 10 through July 9.
According to Webster’s Dictionary, a “sleight of hand” refers to “a skill with the hands (that) confuse(s) those watching, as in doing magic tricks...” Laws and Richards rely on such devices of “trickery or magic”; to illustrate the deceptive, illusionary aspects of art.
In 1999, the Perishable Theatre in Providence featured her live performance I Wanna Boy With Feathers: Part II; the same theater is presenting her sculptural work in conjunction with the Women’s Playwriting Festival through June 18.
www.brown.edu /Administration/News_Bureau/1999-00/99-132.html   (549 words)

  
 Sleight of Hand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Nothing compares to the audience reaction from sleight of hand magic.
You had those accountants eating out of the palms of your hands.
I know several of them were very skeptical at first, but you quickly changed their minds.
www.themagicofmaxkrause.com /sleightofhand.html   (268 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Sleight of Hand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The amount of magic covered in this book is astonishing, a wide range of topics, that do not necasserily use sleight of hand.
I have bought this book in order to find a usfull guide in sleight of hand...instead I have gotten a lot of unusfull text with ONLY 57 illustration.
A guide by Martin Perry, sleight of hand appreciator.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/048623911X?v=glance   (816 words)

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