palmistry - Devil's Dictionary definition n. The 947th method (according to Mimbleshaw's classification) of obtaining money by false pretences. It consists in
"reading character" in the wrinkles made by closing the hand. The
pretence is not altogether false; character can really be read very
accurately in this way, for the wrinkles in every hand submitted
plainly spell the word "dupe." The imposture consists in not reading
palmistry - Foolish Dictionary definitionA plausible excuse for holding hands.