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The Thumb. Gladiatorial shows. with the hands in the air the pro- and ancient Romans used to indicate whether they or the death of the fallen gladiator by thumb the hiding (premere pollicem), or by turning it downwards (vertere pollicem) ; and in many other ways desired the life thumb has been recognized in Ducange tells us that the ancient the importance of the ancient customs. Challenges. " to " bite will bite I them the thumb was my thumb they bear if at them ; which is a disgrace which Abram exclaims, it," to Do you bite your thumb " and the quarrel the classic ages cowards, who did not want to go to the war, cut off their thumbs so as to render it impossible for them to handle a sword ; and begins.

Radial goes from the end of the forearm [radius] round the wrist, into the thumb, and back into the said above], palm, where, joining the ulnar [as I have it forms what is known as the deep palmar arch. off two veins, Before, however, it does this, it gives Radial artery CHEIROSOFHY. 44 superficialis voice} supplies the palm, whilst the other divides into two branches [the arterice dorsales pollicis] which run along either side of the one of which [the off an artery to the radial dips into the palm it gives off branches to the thumb and fore-finger, or index, and to the deep palm [where it joins the thumb, one of which branches sends the index-finger.

Ke<. , rty 5f(ai> xetpa. " 8)j AN INTRODUCTORY ARGUMENT. then on the lastly, 33 then on the second finger, and, on the third finger, in token that first finger, to leave it after his allegiance to God in the Trinity, man's whole and eternal allegiance is given to his wife the ; ring being the symbol of eternity. The thumb and two fingers thus extended are f 24. familiar to all of us from the little coral charms Hand charms fashioned on this wise which are worn by the Neapo- litans as a talisman against the jettatura or evil and purchased, a short while since in I eye ; a small Rome, silver hand whose fingers were thus arranged, and on various parts of which were stamped in relief various symbols, amongst which were a bust of Serapis, a knife, a serpent, a newt, a toad, a pair of scales, a tortoise, and a woman with a child.

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A manual of cheirosophy : being a complete practical handbook of the twin sciences of cheirognomy and cheiromancy, by means whereof the past, the present, and the future may be read in the formations of the hands, preceded by an introductory argument upon by by Ed. Heron-Allen ; with full-page and other illustrations by Rosamund Brunel Horsley.


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