palmistry

Part of speech: noun

The pretended art of reading one's character or divining one's future by the markings on the palm of the hand.

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Usage examples "palmistry":

  1. This is the simplest presentation of the science of Modern Palmistry published. - "Not Like Other Girls", Rosa N. Carey.
  2. She paused for a moment, leaving Dane somewhat impressed, for, although no believer in palmistry of that description, he had seen that Miss Castro was apparently not speaking without a purpose. - "The League of the Leopard", Harold Bindloss.
  3. To Ford the place suggested a cigar- divan rather than a bedroom, and he guessed, correctly, that when Prothero had played at palmistry and clairvoyance this had been the place where he received his dupes. - "The Lost House", Richard Harding Davis.