(?), n. [OE. sleighte, sleihte, sleithe, Icel. slg (for slg) slyness, cunning, fr. slgr (for slgr) sly, cunning. See Sly.] 1. Cunning; craft; artful practice. [Obs.] "His sleight and his covin." Chaucer.
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2. An artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that the manner of performance escapes observation.
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The world hath many subtle sleights.
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3. Dexterous practice; dexterity; skill. Chaucer. "The juggler's sleight." Hudibras.
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Sleight of hand, legerdemain; prestidigitation.
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