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- adj. Of or referring to necromancy: the resurrection of or communication with the dead, especially through the use of black magic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to necromancy; performed by necromancy.
- n. Conjuration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or performed by necromancy.
- Witching; enchanting; magical.
- n. A magical or conjuring trick; a magical act; conjuring.
- n. A conjurer; a magician.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or associated with necromancy
- adj. given to or produced by or used in the art of conjuring up the dead
Sorry, no etymologies found.
He wields Batman's skull as some kind of necromantic artifact:
An old warlock at the end of his natural life tries one last time to seduce his niece/daughter incest powers much of the magic in this novel, so she can help him rise from the grave to begin a kind of necromantic undeath.
"Want I should go dig the guy up and let you do some kind of necromantic thing on him?"
For had I not exercised a kind of necromantic art, and roused without awaking the slumbering dead?
Haust applied the term "necromantic" to Scandinavian metal in the song Nekromantik Norway.
They were now in sight of the lodge of Iamo, the magician of the undying head -- of that great magician whose life had been the forfeit of the kind of necromantic leprosy caused by the careless steps of the fatal curse of uncleanliness in his sister.
"necromantic" light effects, "preternatural sounds," voluptuous scents, and clockwork machinery had so intoxicated young Beckford that he'd immediately begun writing his famous Oriental romance,
Roscoe, New York, 1851, ch. xiii) Benvenuto Cellini shows how vague the meaning of necromancy had become when he relates that he assisted at "necromantic" evocations in which multitudes of "devils" appeared and answered his questions.
So a commenter over at the Philippine Genre Stories blog has raised the specter (pun not intended) of a necromantic revival of the Great Book Blockade (credit for that particular metaphor goes to the New Worlds Alliance twitter).
Spineless democrats, no spine for the necromantic arts.
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