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- Studying the flight of arrows, an ancient form of divination used by the Greeks and Arabs.
- "For the king of Babylon will stop at the fork in the road, at the junction of the two roads, to seek an omen: He will cast lots with his arrows..." -- Ezekiel 21:21, Bible
- "Of this kinde of Rhabdomancy was that practised by Nabuchadonosor in the Chaldean miscellany, delivered by Ezekiel. A like way of Belomancy or Divination by Arrowes hath been in request with Scythians, Alanes, Germans, with the Africans and Turks of Algiers." -- Pseudodoxia Epidemica, Browne 1646