E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Urim and Thummim
consisted of three stones, which were deposited in the double lining of the high priests breastplate. One stone represented Yes, one No, and one No answer is to be given. When any question was brought to the high priest to be decided by Urim, the priest put his hand into the pouch and drew out one of the stones, and according to the stone drawn out the question was decided. (Lev. viii. 8; 1 Sam. xxviii. 6.)