gastromancy


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gastromancy

(ˈɡæstrəʊˌmænsɪ)
n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) a form of divination by interpreting words and sounds seeming to come from the stomach
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) a form of divination by interpreting images within a bulbous water-filled glass
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gastromancy

1. a form of divination involving listening to stomach sounds.
2. a form of divination by gazing into a crystal ball or a glass full of water. Cf. crystallomancy. Also called crystal-gazing. — gastromantic, adj.
See also: Divination
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