Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To overlap and even (chamfered or beveled plank edges) so that they form a flush surface.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make a sypher-joint between (parallel strips or planks).
  • n. An obsolete form of cipher.

Etymologies

Alteration of cipher, to chamfer away.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Thomas Usk about 1387 writes: [479] "a sypher in augrim have no might in signification of it-selve, yet he yeveth power in signification to other."

    The Hindu-Arabic Numerals

  • The jnside was ye same, at the head piece was Like Curtaines ffringed round wth gold and tyed back wth Gold strings and tassells as it were tyed back and soe hung down in the middle, where was the Crown and sypher Embroyder'd; the hangings ye same and such another screen aCrosse the roome to secure the bed from ye Common.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • In 1704 the town empowered the selectmen "to call and settell a gramer scoll according to ye best of yower judgement and for ye advantag [Keais is obviously dead now] of ye youth of ower town to learn them to read from ye primer, to wright and sypher and to learne ym the tongues and good-manners."

    An Old Town By the Sea

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  • It was only $140 so it was never a killer for me, but it's the principle! sypher:

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  • Please send us your postal details for this purpose. could you please add me to the creditors list for the C1 Shoppingmall liqudation and send a creditors claim form to sypher: wow nice one snackos, im with national bank and the manager pretty much said no flat out Snackos: ASB called me this morning to say they've reversed my charge, so I've got my money back.

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