"Better stick to your ciphering, my young friend," he said to him, one day.
Then he takes a fresh sheet of paper and resumes his ciphering and reckoning.
He was taught reading, writing, ciphering, and the translation of the Bible.
School hours were to be spent principally in writing, ciphering, and reciting.
There was no ciphering her out by the rules that worked with other children.
But the triumph of the ciphering hand-organ has consoled me.
Everybody who knew anything about ciphering was called in to consider it.
It is known that "ciphering" was George's "absorbing interest."
There was a small girl sitting near her, with a slate, ciphering.
Our schoolboys do their "ciphering," and write carefully in their "ciphering-books."