Definition for PAL'MIS-TRY

PAL'MIS-TRY, n. [L. palma, palm.]

  1. The art or practice of divining or telling fortunes by the lines and marks in the palm of the hand; a trick of imposture, much practiced by gipsies.
  2. Addison uses it humorously for the action of the hand. – Spectator.

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