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  • n. Palm reading.
  • n. The use of the manual alphabet; signing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art or practice of using the manual alphabet or of communicating thoughts by sings made by the hands and fingers; a substitute for spoken or written language in intercourse with the deaf and dumb. See dactylalogy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art or practice of using the manual alphabet—that is, of communicating thoughts by signs made with the hands and fingers, as by deaf-mutes. See deaf-mute. Also chirologia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand


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  • (noun) - The art of conversing with the hands and fingers.

    --Joseph Worcester's Dictionary of the English Language, 1881

    January 16, 2018