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crystal gazing

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  1. the practice of staring into a crystal ball, as by a fortuneteller, to see distant happenings, future events, etc.
  2. speculation about the future.
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Origin of crystal gazing

First recorded in 1885–90
Related formscrystal gazer, noun
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crystal gazing

  1. the act of staring into a crystal globe (crystal ball) supposedly in order to arouse visual perceptions of the future, etc
  2. the act of trying to predict something
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Derived Formscrystal gazer, noun
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