Sleight (?), n. [OE. sleighte, sleihte, sleithe, Icel. slg (for slg) slyness, cunning, fr. slgr (for slgr) sly, cunning. See Sly.]
Cunning; craft; artful practice.
[Obs.] "His sleight
and his covin."
An artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that the manner of performance escapes observation.
The world hath many subtle sleights.
Dexterous practice; dexterity; skill. Chaucer
. "The juggler's sleight
Sleight of hand, legerdemain; prestidigitation.
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