Thursday, September 27, 2012


Meaning: divination by looking at the face, particularly the lines and wrinkles on the forehead.

Usefulness: 1 ("My morning metopomancy grows grimmer by the day." "It doesn't take metopomancy to reveal that you're worried about something, my dear, particularly with those eyebrows.")

Logofascination: 1 (Rabelais, Urquhart, Cotgrave and Mrs Byrne have all used it; if that's not enough word cred for you, I don't know what is)

In the wild: No, although it could have given Bob Dylan an alternative to this line in Tangled Up In Blue.

Degrees: 1

Connections: n/a

Used in: the -mancy list, aka G&P, Third Book: XXV, How Panurge consulteth with Herr Trippa.
"You know how by the arts of astrology, geomancy, chiromancy, metopomancy, and others of a like stuff and nature, he foretelleth all things to come; let us talk a little, and confer with him about your business."

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