Chirography Chi*rog"ra*phy, n. 1. The art of writing or engrossing; handwriting; as, skilled in chirography. [1913 Webster]

2. The art of telling fortunes by examining the hand. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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