from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who attempts to foretell future events, or to tell the fortunes and dispositions of persons, by inspecting their hands. Also chiromant, chiromantist.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who practices chiromancy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
palm reader, one who practices chiromancy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun fortuneteller who predicts your future by the lines on your palms
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Lecoq, on his knees, studied each footprint with the attention of a chiromancer professing to read the future in the hand of a rich client.
I, Madame Zoe, chiromancer, lifelong student of the moldings and markings of the human hand; I, Madame Zoe, to whom no facet of your character or destiny is not readily revealed, I am prepared to ...
Out of those hands, so delicately, ideally white and transparent, with their faint tracery of azure veins -- from those rosy hollowed palms, wherein a chiromancer would have discovered many an intricate crossing of lines, ten, twenty different men had drunk at a price.
The old man carefully held the lantern in the best position, while Lecoq, on his knees, studied each footprint with the attention of a chiromancer professing to read the future in the hand of a rich client.
Is the handedness of life, its chirality (think chiromancer, which means "palm reader"), linked to its origins some 3.5 billion years ago, or did it develop after life was well on its way?
"Good people and worthy citizens of this town," he might say, "behold in me the great master ... prince of necromancers, astrologer, second mage, chiromancer, agromancer, pyromancer, hydromancer.