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cypher (plural cyphers)

  1. Alternative spelling of cipher
    • 1814 July, [Jane Austen], chapter XVII, in Mansfield Park: [], volume I, London: [] T[homas] Egerton, [], →OCLC, page 337:
      Lady Bertram seems more of a cypher now than when he is at home; []
    • 2023 July 26, Christian Wolmar, “Closing ticket offices to lead to 'catch-22' for passengers”, in RAIL, number 988, page 42:
      I have been critical of the RDG in the past for merely being a cypher for government announcements, but the failure of its members to make a stand on this issue and not be complicit in the Government's subterfuge is a shocking indictment of their failure to protect the industry.


cypher (third-person singular simple present cyphers, present participle cyphering, simple past and past participle cyphered)

  1. Alternative spelling of cipher

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