Definitions

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  • n. divination using shoulder bones

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Divination by means of a shoulder-blade: same as omoplatoscopy.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The oddest of all has to be 'scapulimancy': seeing into the future by means of the cracks in shoulder blades.

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  • Reading bones has so many forms that it comes under many names: scapulimancy, omoplatoscopy, slinneanachd, oracle bones, etc.

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  • Other sets of synonyms include, in addition to the aforementioned haruspicy and haruspication: caloptromancy and enoptromancy; spodomancy and tephramancy (or tephromancy); alectryomancy and alectoromancy; astromancy and sideromancy; crystallomancy and gastromancy; hieromancy and hieroscopy; necromancy and sciomancy; ornithomancy and orniscopy; and scapulimancy and omoplatoscopy.

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  • how-to shoulder

    August 24, 2009

  • They didn't have TV back then. What was a diviner to do on a boring Saturday night?

    March 4, 2007

  • Heavens.
    Someone ought to consider making a list of "Specific Fortune-Telling" words. How bizarre!

    March 4, 2007

  • divination using shoulder blades

    February 26, 2007