from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See the quotation. Also scarpalogy.


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  • Definition from There's a Word for It by Charles Harrington Elster: "A method of reading character (or assessing experience) by examining the heels and soles of shoes."

    Citation in the Century Dictionary (1914 ed.), from Science, VIII, 185: "La Graphologie, a French journal, describes a new method of reading character, known as 'scarpology.' It consists in a study of the heels and soles of shoes."

    August 17, 2010