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Slinneanachd is a kind of divination formerly practiced in Scotland. The practice is now extinct.

It involved inspecting the shoulderblades of an animal (usually a carcass), and according to one version, one had to eat the flesh of the animal without touching the bone with tooth or nail.[1]

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  1. ^ This article incorporates text from "Dwelly's [Scottish] Gaelic Dictionary" (1911).