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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.]
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vb, scries, scrying or scried
(Alternative Belief Systems) (intr) to divine, esp by crystal gazing
[C16: from descry]
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Scrya flock of wild birds; a shouting, clamorous group.
Example: scry of fowls (wild fowl), 1450.
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Past participle: scried
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|Verb||1.||scry - divine by gazing into crystals|
read - interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior; "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behavior"; "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball"
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