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scapulimancy

or scap·u·lo·man·cy

[skap-yuh-luh-man-see]
noun
  1. divination of the future by observation of the cracking of a mammal's scapula that has been heated by a fire or hot instrument.
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See also oracle bones.

Origin of scapulimancy

First recorded in 1870–75; scapul(a) + -i- + -mancy
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Word Origin and History for scapulimancy

n.

divination by means of the cracks in a shoulder-blade put into a fire, 1871, from comb. form of scapula + -mancy.

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