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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chirology  \Chi*rol"o*gy\,  n.  [Gr.  chei`r  hand  +  -logy.] 
  The  art  or  practice  of  using  the  manual  alphabet  or  of 
  communicating  thoughts  by  sings  made  by  the  hands  and 
  fingers;  a  substitute  for  spoken  or  written  language  in 
  intercourse  with  the  deaf  and  dumb.  See  {Dactylalogy}. 




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