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scapulimancy

[skap-yuh-luh-man-see] /ˈskæp yə ləˌmæn si/
noun
1.
divination of the future by observation of the cracking of a mammal's scapula that has been heated by a fire or hot instrument.
Also, scapulomancy.
Compare oracle bone
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; scapul(a) + -i- + -mancy
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  • Many historical cultures, for example, attempted to read the future by a related method called scapulimancy.
Contemporary definitions for scapulimancy
noun

divination by shoulder blade bone that has been heated to cracked or burned state; also written scapulomancy , also called spatulamancy

See armomancy

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Word Origin

scapula 'shoulder blade'

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Word Origin and History for scapulimancy
n.

divination by means of the cracks in a shoulder-blade put into a fire, 1871, from comb. form of scapula + -mancy.

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