scapulomancy


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scapulomancy

a form of divination in which a shoulder blade is heated in a fire and the resulting cracks in the bone are consulted for omens. — scapulomantic, adj.
See also: Bones
a form of divination in which a shoulder blade is heated in a fire and the resulting cracks in the bone are consulted for omens. Cf. armomancy, omoplatoscopy, spatulamancy. — scapulomantic, adj.
See also: Divination
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scapulomancy

A form of augury which in this case is divination from the patterns or cracks and fissures on the burned shoulder blade of an animal.
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SCAPULOMANCY is the occult art of being able to read cracks in the roasted shoulder bones of sheep.