the use of barley meal as a means of divination.
By alphitomancy, cried up by Theocritus in his Pharmaceutria.
Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. Francois Rabelais
The expression which I should have employed was alphitomancy, a divination “by meal, flower, or branne.”
The Medicine-Men of the Apache. (1892 N 09 / 1887-1888 (pages 443-604)) John G. Bourke
divination by barley meal or loaves of barley
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “ready.”. Contemporary Examples When a top Mobutu confidant named Colonel alphonse Bangala purchased the island, Lometcha bought shares. The Congo’s Forgotten Colonial Getaway Nina Strochlic December 17, 2014 Mucha, the son of the iconic Art Nouveau poster artist alphonse Mucha, was a man with a […]
- Alphonse and gaston
marked by a ritualistic courtliness in which two often competing participants graciously but stubbornly defer to each other: a kind of Alphonse and Gaston act in which each man insisted the other go through the doorway first.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “ready.”. Historical Examples In it he treats of things in general in the encyclopedic fashion set him by Alphonso of Castile. The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri Dante Alighieri For Captain Alphonso Leek was not a striking-looking personage. That Girl Montana Marah Ellis Ryan “You […]
. noun (music) a wind instrument used in the Swiss Alps, consisting of a very long tube of wood or bark with a cornet-like mouthpiece