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sypher

[sahy-fer] /ˈsaɪ fər/
verb (used with object)
1.
to join (boards having beveled edges) so as to make a flush surface.
Origin of sypher
1835-1845
1835-45; spelling variant of cipher
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  • So spoke Cousin Jane, whom sypher found, in a sense, an unexpected ally.

    Septimus William J. Locke
  • It exactly matches some without arms which I bought at sypher's.

    A Little Country Girl Susan Coolidge
  • He almost walked on tiptoe into sypher's room and spoke to him in a hushed whisper, until rebuked for dismalness.

    Septimus William J. Locke
  • sypher's, with their child, which was sick, came again to our house.

  • sypher dashed his hand across his forehead, and broke into a loud cry.

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  • "And surely you've come off victorious, Mr. sypher," said Zora.

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British Dictionary definitions for sypher

sypher

/ˈsaɪfə/
verb
1.
(transitive) to lap (a chamfered edge of one plank over that of another) in order to form a flush surface
Derived Forms
syphering, noun
Word Origin
C19: variant of cipher
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