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n. - A swindling sleight-of-hand game.

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  • But the only object of this argument is to show how mal-adroitly Mr. Landor plays at thimblerig.
  • Our artist then can cover up faces, and yet show them quite clearly, as in the thimblerig group; or he can do without faces altogether; or he can, at a pinch, provide a...
  • In these circumstances, and smarting as I was under the recollection of recent defeat, it is not strange that I thought I detected the old political ruse of dressing the wolf...
  • Your genuine pietist would find a mystical sense in thimblerig.
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