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cockle one code among many, coiffure

 
BIWIN     Cockle (See also Shell)
BIWKE     Code
BIWOK     .  .  .   code message not clear, repeat in plain language  .  .  .
BIWSO     .  .  .   do not use  .  .  .  .  .  .   code  .  .  .
BIWTY     .  .  .   use Fairchild’s Women’s Wear code  .  .  .
BIWUB     What code are you using  .  .  .  .  .  . ?
BIWYF

‘But all that has ended. The word-mirror is broken, irreparably, it seems... The dictionary that used to stand beside the Bible and the works of Shakespeare above the fireplace, where in pious Roman homes the household gods were kept, has become just one code book among many.’

BIXOY
BIXVE     Coiffure (See also Chignon, Curl, Hair, Hairdress, Lock)

phrases ex
Louis Harmuth, compiler, Fairchild's Illustrated Women's Wear Code (1921)

sentence ex
J. M. Coetzee, Elizabeth Costello (2003, Penguin edn.) : 19
with its passage and derivation from, and allusions to
Hugo von Hofmannsthal his Letter of Lord Chandos (1902)   *
 

28 February 2019
tags: hair; Lares; Lararium; lexicon; nonsense; telegraphic codes; J. M. Coetzee; Hugo von Hofmannsthal; Fairchild's Illustrated Women's Wear Code (1921)