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sors


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sors  \Sors\,  n.;  pl  {Sortes}.  [L.] 
  A  lot  also  a  kind  of  divination  by  means  of  lots 
 
  {Sortes  Homeric[ae]}  or  {Virgilian[ae]}  [L.,  Homeric  or 
  Virgilian  lots],  a  form  of  divination  anciently  practiced, 
  which  consisted  in  taking  the  first  passage  on  which  the 
  eye  fell,  upon  opening  a  volume  of  Homer  or  Virgil,  or  a 
  passage  drawn  from  an  urn  which  several  were  deposited,  as 
  indicating  future  events,  or  the  proper  course  to  be 
  pursued.  In  later  times  the  Bible  was  used  for  the  same 
  purpose  by  Christians. 




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