(hə-rŭs′pĕks′, hăr′ə-spĕks′) also a·rus·pex (ə-rŭs′pĕks′)
n. pl. ha·rus·pi·ces (hə-rŭs′pĭ-sēz′) also a·rus·pi·ces (ə-rŭs′pĭ-sēz′)
A priest in ancient Rome who practiced divination by the inspection of the entrails of animals.

[Latin; see gherə- in Indo-European roots.]

ha·rus′pi·cate′ (-pĭ-kāt′) v.
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of or relating to a haruspex
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Later, in Four Quartets, Eliot would again name those who "haruspicate or scry" as agents of spiritual confusion.
"Lady, three white leopards sat under a juniper-tree / In the cool of the day, having fed to satiety." I never tire of the word "satiety" and I will never tire of Eliot's use in Four Quartets of the phrase "haruspicate or scry." The first thing I remarked on as I branched out in my reading of contemporary poetry was that I would instantly detect the operation of the will, of artful construction.