The clever use of one’s hands when performing magic tricks. Sleight of hand.
From the French ‘leger de main’ dexterous, literally ‘light of hand’.
“It’s a blatant piece of political legerdemain” (ironic)
“He was skilled in illusion and legerdemain.”
Rampallion (noun) (rare) (archaic)
A ruffian, a villain, a rascal.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Nashe (d. c1601), writer. Origin uncertain. Perhaps from ramp + -allion, perhaps showing alteration of rascallion by association with ramp. Perhaps compare later ramscallion, rapscallion, tatterdemalion.