witcraft

witcraft

Rare. the art of reasoning; logic.
See also: Thinking
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There is a popular poem by Forest Witcraft that reads, "A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove .
Ronald Witcraft of La Grande, and Tom Witcraft of Adrian; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Guy Carpenter & Company has welcomed Susan Witcraft to the firm as senior vice president responsible for analytical services in the Minneapolis Instrat division.
Ralph Lever's Arte of Reason, rightly termed, Witcraft, teaching the perfect way to argue and dispute also suggests extent to which, before dialectic was streamlined with scientific logic under the rubric of method, English vernacular logic was strongly identified with both craft and rhetoric.
On the date of composition of Lever's Witcraft, see Howell, Logic and Rhetoric, 57-63.
My contention is that each of the four papers in this issue includes examples of how proponents of cases fail because of a lack of attention to, or skill in, rhetoric and argumentation, abilities which Billig[1] labels as witcraft.
The medical diagnosis of infertility was addressed headon in Witcraft v.
Bill Witcraft, the sergeant major at FORSCOM headquarters responsible for coordinating activities of the PATs, likes to brag about his young charges.
KLAMATH UNION (44) - Foster 10, Brooks 10, Gallagher 5, Yazzie 8, Lundy 4, Snyder 4, Chadderdon, Witcraft 3.