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Dec 2, 2004
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scry
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scry

(skry) Pronunciation RealAudio

verb intr.: To predict the future by crystal-gazing.

Shortening of descry (discover), from Middle English descrien, from Old French descrier (to call or cry out), from dis- + crier (to cry out).

"Spend enough time scrying a glass bowling ball and your self knowledge and universal understanding will expand faster than the federal budget deficit."
Pitt Dickey; Great Crystal Bowling Balls of Fire!; Up & Coming Weekly (Fayetteville, North Carolina); Oct 20, 2004.

"Also, the Reserve Bank will release its quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy, which the market will scry for clues on the timing of possible rate rises."
Stocks' 10th Day of Gold; The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia); Nov 8, 2004.

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