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Mr. Philip Slotman sat in his office; he was slowly deciphering a letter, ill-written and badly spelled.
THE IMAGINARY MARRIAGEHENRY ST. JOHN COOPER
My attempt at deciphering those inscriptions I now look upon as abortive!
TROY AND ITS REMAINSHENRY (HEINRICH) SCHLIEMANN
In many cases these notes demanded no little care and closeness in deciphering—the more that the MSS.
The forger of the Journal of the First Voyage was no puzzle expert, and made mistakes in deciphering scrawls.
But my chief employment was in the public library, searching out and deciphering original documents, connected with his trial.
Culchard is on a central ottoman, conscientiously deciphering the jokes in "Fliegende Bltter."
They had dipped into the most brilliant of our novelists without deciphering many passages.
Hall had to guess at the contents of the letter, using his German as a basis for deciphering the Dutch.
THE FIVE ARROWSALLAN CHASE
The sergeant was deciphering with difficulty the names from his little carnet, and response after response was, "Mort."
The note was a scrawl, which he had some difficulty in deciphering.
THE RED SEALNATALIE SUMNER LINCOLN

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