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Divination by boiling a donkey’s head on burning coals.
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Divination used by some of the Lombards in which lighted carbon was poured on the baked head of a goat as the names of those who were accused of crimes were called out.
If crackling occurred as a name was called, it was assumed that the accused was guilty. The head of an ass was also used.