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A form of divination that uses pins or needles: Diviners use seven sharp objects which fall on a table and the patterns are read for acutomanzia
which usually includes thirteen pins, or needles, that are used, ten of them are straight and three are bent.
During the processes of acutomanzias, the pins or needles are shaken and when they fall on a table covered with a light film of talcum-powder, their formations in the powder and their positions are studied for possible revelations about a person's future.