If we pick up the finger and nail of a real man, we can decipher a whole story--could almost reconstruct the creature again, from head to foot.
To sing one of his songs, to decipher manuscript, was the last thing she felt she could do, and the proposal irritated her.
Mr. Mallery, suppose you come and decipher for me the motto underneath the French scene in the further parlor.
One of these was turned topsy-turvey, which was not to be wondered at, for a native almost always holds English characters upside-down when either trying to decipher them himself or when holding them to be read by others.
Some of these scrolls were decorated with scenes which it would take hours to decipher and appreciate.
It was impossible to decipherthe exact device, but the breast and head, in most instances, were plainly distinguishable.
Though it was sixteen feet overhead, and therefore inaccessible, I should not have abandoned some attempt to decipher it had I not felt sure that, even if I were close to it, it was too much defaced by the storms of ages to be legible.
Grace, being on her defense, read this letter very slowly, and as if she had to decipher it.
There are curious inscriptions, and some brasses nobody could decipher when I was a girl; but perhaps you might, you are so clever.
He said nothing in answer to this last remark, and Ancrum could not decipher him in the darkness visible of the ill-trimmed lamp.
By the end of it David, his face propped on his hands, was trying nervously to decipher the names and devices cut in the wood of the table on which he leant.
Although I must confess I have made little progress so far in my investigations, for my failure to decipher spirit-writing is not the only set-back that I have encountered, I still have hopes.
Of Greek I can decipher perhaps the greater part of the Greek alphabet.
Now this coldness had disappeared, and he saw and felt but could not decipher the strange change which had taken its place.
The wind almost tore the sheets from his hand and he was scarcely able to decipher the contents as the young widow continued: "Joseph Tanner had a small office at Ostwalden, when seized with a hemorrhage this morning.
Holding the brooch closer to the light, he was able to decipher the inscription.
When secrecy is desired, some method of enciphering or key is employed in such a way that only persons in possession of it can in conjunction with the code book decipher it.
To decipher the message, reverse the proceedings above described; thus the letter "a" on the upper disk is brought under the first letter of the key word "P.
These words of the report, which I repeated mechanically while trying to decipher what followed, were the last that I was able to read.
Our knowledge is adjusted to our strength; and it is not good to learn and to decipher too quickly truths to which we have not had time to adapt our existence and riddles which we do not yet deserve to know.
And next forty or fifty very closely-written lines, in a hand too small to allow me to decipher them.
The other paper was written in finer and more hasty characters, and I could not decipher it in the uncertain light.
We kept our secrets of authorship very close from everybody except the editor, who had to decipher the handwriting and copy the pieces.
The ex-President, in making the presentation, expressed the hope that Mr. Marvell would spend many happy and profitable years in endeavouring to decipher it.