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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: Divination by inspecting the entrails of sacrificed animals.
From Latin haruspicium, from haruspex, from hira (entrails) + specere (to look at).
A priest in ancient Rome who performed haruspicy was called a haruspex. The liver was the popular organ of choice in haruspicy.
"Figuring out where the economy is headed often seems like a modern
version of haruspicy."
The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself. -Archibald MacLeish, poet and librarian (1892-1982)