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- n. divination by various methods using rings. Such as using silver or gold rings placed on the fingernails in patterns in conjunction with the planets.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Dactyliomancy.
dactylo- + -mancy (“divination”), from Greek dakterlios, finger ring. (Wiktionary)
For, as they say in dactylomancy, the 'psychical' of women are not disposed in their sensitive early days to dwell upon the fortunes of their sex: a thought or two turns them facing away, with the repugnant shiver.