Speal Bone (Divination by)
An early form of divination used in Scotland. A speal bone,
or blade bone of a shoulder of mutton, was used, but full details
of the method are lacking. A soldier accompanying Lord Loudon
on his retreat to Skye foretold the result of the battle of
Culloden at the very moment it was decided, claiming to have
seen the event by looking through the bone.