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mudwort, two of
 

52863   Expressos   /   Will not be much
52864   Expressure   /   Mud-dy
52865   Expretam   /   Muddle-d-ing-s
52867   Expretorum   /   Get into a muddle
52866   Expretus   /   Get out of the muddle *
52868   Exprimals   /   Matters are badly muddled

85599   Muddled   /   On the 29th
85600   Muddy   /   Twice
85601   Mudfat   /   Twilight

85604   Mudwall   /   Two
85605   Mudwort   /   Two of
 

ex The Postal Code (Telegraph-Cable), compiled by Frank Shay and R. V. Dey+. San Francisco, 1907
Columbia University copy, digitized April 23, 2009
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Clear as mud.
Gertrude Stein. Everybody’s Autobiography (1937)
 

* Figures out of sequence in original.
+ R. V. Dey was private secretary of John Mackay (1831-1902), creator of the Postal Telegraph Company.
 

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tags: clarity; Gertrude Stein; mud; muddle; telegraphic codes