Nomancy

No"man*cy

(?), n. [Cf. F. nomancie, nomance, abbrev. fr. onomancie. See Onomancy.] The art or practice of divining the destiny of persons by the letters which form their names.
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No"-man's` land`

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No"-man's`-land`

(?). 1. (Naut.) A space amidships used to keep blocks, ropes, etc.; a space on a ship belonging to no one in particular to care for.
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2. An unoccupied area between opposing armies.
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3. Hence: (Fig.): An unclaimed space or time.
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That no-man's land of twilight.
W. Black.
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