from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman antiquity: A solemn religious dance.
- n. A kind of divination practised by the augurs from interpretation of the actions of birds when fed, in later times always of domestic chickens, which were kept in coops for the purpose. If the fowls ate greedily, the omen was good; if they refused their food, the prognostic was very bad.
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