Deuteroscopy Deu`ter*os"co*py, n. [Gr. ? second + -scopy.] 1. Second sight. [1913 Webster]

I felt by anticipation the horrors of the Highland seers, whom their gift of deuteroscopy compels to witness things unmeet for mortal eye. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is seen at a second view; a meaning beyond the literal sense; the second intention; a hidden signification. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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