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 Sleeveless Errand.Sleip’nir (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sleight of Hand
 
is artifice by the hand. (Icelandic, slædgh, German, schlich, cunning or trick.)   1
       
“And still the less they understand,
The more they admire his sleight of hand.”
       
Butler Hudibras, pt. ii. c. 3.
 


 Sleeveless Errand.Sleip’nir (2 syl.). 

 
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