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1. Divination by the analysis of figures or lines drawn in dirt (or on paper).
2. A system of divination by scattering pebbles, dust, sand grains, or seed on the ground and interpreting their shapes and positions.
3. Making marks on the ground with a stick (now with a pencil or pen on paper).

Still used by modern-day Chinese in Hong Kong and other places before construction of a building takes place.

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