ciphering


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As to Tom, Charley's brother, I am really afraid to say what he did at school in ciphering, but I think it was decimals.
There was no ciphering her out by the rules that worked with other children.
He has been picking up a bit of reading for her, here - and a bit of writing for her, there - and a bit of ciphering for her, somewhere else - these seven years.