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- n. A form of divination in which the diviner observes a bird, several birds (or most preferably the white rooster or cockerel) pecking at grain that the diviner has scattered on the ground.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Divination by means of a cock and grains of corn placed on the letters of the alphabet, the letters being put together in the order in which the grains were eaten.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ancient practice of foretelling events by means of a cock.
From Ancient Greek ἀλεκτρυών, ἀλέκτωρ (alektōr, "a rooster") + -mancy. (Wiktionary)