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Witch's Ladder(religion, spiritualism, and occult)
The name given to a cord tied with knots and used much like a rosary. For example, if a chant needs to be repeated nine times, then nine knots would be tied in the cord. The Witch would then run his or her fingers along the cord, counting off the knots as the chant was repeated until all nine had been counted.
A Witch's Ladder might also be used to store magical power for later use (see