Prestidigitation – sleight of hand (from the French for ready-fingered-ness – From the Latin prestigiae – juggler’s tricks).  A plethora of syllables signifying quickness of movement which, ideally, passes largely unseen.  Hardly ever used, except self-consciously by people seeking poetry – poetry should not be sought, only found. 


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Art historian, professor, Italian Renaissance and Baroque specialist, Italophile
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