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Indian rope trick

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Definition of Indian rope trick in English:

noun

The feat supposed to have been performed in India in the 19th century of climbing a length of unattached rope hanging vertically in the air.
Example sentences
  • The famed Indian rope trick - a myth, a product of mass hypnosis, or was it really magic?
  • At the beginning of the twentieth century the Indian Rope Trick was the world's most famous and mysterious act of magic.
  • The Indian Rope Trick has become one of the most famous magical effects of all time, a doubly impressive feat since it was never actually performed.

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