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Scissors and Sieve

Scissors and Sieve, or Coscinomancy as it was also known, is divination performed by suspending a grain sieve from a pair of shears. After an invocation, the names of potential thieves are read aloud, and if the sieve turns, the person is guilty. This practice was also seen in 17th century New England.


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