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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.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The oddest of all has to be 'scapulimancy': seeing into the future by means of the cracks in shoulder blades.
Reading bones has so many forms that it comes under many names: scapulimancy, omoplatoscopy, slinneanachd, oracle bones, etc.
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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