Definition of Palm reading

1. Noun. Telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand.

Definition of Palm reading

1. Noun. palmistry ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palm Reading

palm-chin reflex
palm card
palm cat
palm civet
palm family
palm kernel
palm nut
palm off
palm oil
palm print
palm prints
palm reading (current term)
palm sugar
palm sunday
palm syrup
palm thief
palm thieves
palm tree
palm tree justice
palm trees
palm wax
palm wine
palma christ
palma christi
palma manus

Literary usage of Palm reading

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"... about palm-reading. 11. Ladles' HJ 28: 7. Ag. 41. Panama. Panama in 1910. il. Bui. Pan Am. Union. 33: Panama, nature's treasury. С: Noble. 11. Harp. ..."

2. The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research by American Society for Psychical Research (1907)
"The lady seats the visitor; and in case this person does not desire a " Palm Reading," she says, " Madam I am acquainted with a lady medium, who, ..."

3. The Laws of scientific hand reading: A Practical Treatise on the Art by William George Benham (1900)
"... because severe illnesses and death have been looked for on the Life line only, that so little proficiency has been attained in palm-reading. ..."

4. The Theosophist by Theosophical Society (Madras, India) (1900)
"Yet, as I have elsewhere said, it seems to me as if this palm-reading partakes more than anything else of the nature of Psychometry, because I have noticed ..."

5. Fact and Fable in Psychology by Joseph Jastrow (1900)
"... the reception of information through the palm, reading the raised print, — while dreams of flying naturally present the same elaboration of sensory ..."

6. Peoples of the Philippines by Alfred Louis Kroeber (1919)
"Some of these have already been mentioned in the section on native law. Another type of prediction is palm reading, known to the ..."

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