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intr.v. scried (skrīd), scry·ing, scries (skrīz)
To see or predict the future by means of a crystal ball.

[Short for descry.]


Divination by gazing into a reflective surface. There are many different forms, including crystallomancy, catoptromancy, and hydromancy.
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Mormonism Unvailed" including affidavits from Smith's former neighbors in New York and from Smith's father-in-law in Pennsylvania; Joseph Smith's early interest in pirate gold and use of a seer stone in treasure seeking; theories from Smith's friends, followers, and family members about the Book of Mormon's origin.
Quinn showed that some early Mormons brought their magic and folk beliefs with them into the new religion, including Joseph Smith and his parents who had charms and seer stones and who dug for treasure.
Quinn devotes a whole chapter to divining rods, treasure digging, and seer stones as they were employed in the New England of the 1800-1820 period.