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 Harum Scarum.Harvard College, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Haruspex (pl. harus’pics).
 
Persons who interpreted the will of the gods by inspecting the entrails of animals offered in sacrifice (old Latin, haru’ga, a victim; specio, I inspect). Cato said, “I wonder how one haruspex can keep from laughing when he sees another.”   1
 


 Harum Scarum.Harvard College, 

 
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