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Thread #80343   Message #1468692
Posted By: Amos
23-Apr-05 - 06:21 AM
Thread Name: BS: Today's word is:-
Subject: RE: BS: Today's word is:-
haruspex :A religious official in ancient Rome who interpreted omens by inspecting the entrails of sacrificial animals. The haruspices were part of a group of seers or auguries whose official function was not so much to foretell the future as to work out whether the gods approved of some proposed course of political or military action