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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hor’oscope (3 syl.).
 
The scheme of the twelve houses by which astrologers tell your fortune. The word means the “hour-scrutinised,” because it is the hour of birth only which is examined in these star-maps. (Hora-skopeo, Greek.)   1
 


 Horology.Horrors (The). 

 
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