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- n. divination using the shoulder blade of an animal
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A method of divination by a sheep's shoulder-blade.
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(because _cheir_ is the Greek for hand): while the divination which is taken from signs appearing in the shoulder-blades of an animal is called "spatulamancy."