Drawing Lots

  • (noun): Making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn.
    Synonyms: casting lots, sortition

Some articles on drawing lots, lots, drawing:

Teutonic Alphabet - History and Use - Magical or Divinatory Use
... accounts of what some believe to be the use of runes for divination, but Rimbert calls it "drawing lots" ... changes his mind and asks the Danes to "draw lots" ... According to the story, this "drawing of lots" was quite informative, telling them that attacking Birka would bring bad luck and that they should attack a Slavic ...

Famous quotes containing the words lots and/or drawing:

    It’s not money that brings happiness, it’s lots of money.
    Russian saying, trans. by Vladimir Ivanovich Shlyakov (1993)

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    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)