Crithomancy
Crithomancy Crith"o*man`cy (kr[i^]th"[-o]*m[a^]n`s[y^]), n. [Gr. kriqai`, pl., barley + -mancy: cf. F. crithomancie.] A kind of divination by means of the dough of the cakes offered in the ancient sacrifices, and the meal strewed over the victims. [1913 Webster]

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