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Lapidary lately, Nous now or never. A book of rules.

 
Inane
Inanimate
 
Inanition
Lapidary
 
Meander
Meandrian
 
Noetic
Nous
 
Unhung
Wayless
 
Wayment
Whilk
 
Whim
Whimbrel
 
Wordish
Wordy
 
Worn
Wornil
5634
5635
 
5636
6702
 
7564
7565
 
8400
8555
 
15184
15563
 
15567
15737
 
15739
15740
 
16004
16006
 
16017
16018
In the present case
In the future
 
In the past
Lately
 
The matter(s) appear(s) very unsettled
The matter(s) appear(s) more settled
 
No change in the character of
Now or never
 
To the utmost
Wear and tear
 
Weather
What must be
 
What was said at the ?
What was done at the ?
 
Without
Without hope
 
Wood
Send wood

ex W. J. Sutherland, K.K., the complete code for the use of agents, bankers, brokers, shippers, etc., etc., and the telegraphing public.
London, Eyre & Spottiswoode [cop. 1888]
NYPL copy

Is it a book of rules written in an accountant’s log, which holds the balance of numbers always weighted toward that which can’t be accounted for by math?

Anne Boyer, “Questions for Poets” (2014)
at metamute
and in her A Handbook of Disappointed Fate (2018) : 213
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20 March 2018

tags:
lapidary; nous; telegraphic codes
W. J. Sutherland, K.K., the complete code (1888); Anne Boyer