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This was an early form of divination
used in Scotland. A speal bone or blade bone of a shoulder of mutton was
used, but complete details of the divinatory method are not known. A soldier
accompanying Lord London on his retreat to Skye foretold the result of the
battle of Culloden at the very moment it was decided, claiming to have seen
the event by looking through the bone. A.G.H.
Source: 9, 1567.
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