from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Divination by lines or passages in books taken at hazard; bibliomancy.

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  • noun Divination by lines, or passages of books, taken at hazard.

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  • noun divination by randomly selecting lines or passages from books


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From Ancient Greek στίχος (stikhos, "line, row, verse") and Ancient Greek μαντεία (manteia, "divination"); see -mancy.


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  • You can pick a Joan Didion essay by stichomancy with the White album or Slouching Toward Bethleham.

    Literary Nonfiction Bleg 2007

  • Also look out for his biorhythm, runes, I Ching, stichomancy and tarot readings.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2008


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  • See bibliomancy

    November 16, 2007

  • Did Ernest mislead by design?

    The preacher, not bright but benign,

    Assembles his homily

    By means of stichomancy

    Because he was told it's divine.

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