originally abstract, denoting
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Extrapolations from a dream, whose key word evaporated upon waking. Attempts to bring it back led nowhere, save the above. Not words, but might’ve been.
And not all of them (quite) nonsense —
- lastery Insurance on life, £—.
Universal Travellers’ and Tourists’ Telegraphic Cipher Code (1896) : 359
- lastery An increase in cost
General Commercial Telegraphic Code (1875) : 302
- 23808 Lastery No life anywhere
The ABC Universal Commercial Electric Telegraphic Code (Fifth Edition; 1901) : 416
- lastery Please pay £600 to
The Premier Cypher Telegraphic Code (1897) : 455
- lastery Wheat, June option, Buy/bought for our/your account and risk, 30,000 bushels at 1 3/8
The Western Union Telegraphic Code (Universal Edition, 1901) : 490
on -ery, see entry in the Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1903), including this —
Originally abstract, denoting the collective qualities of the subject, it has also or only a concrete sense, as in finery, greenery, etc. ... denotes a business... hence it came to refer to wares, etc., collectively... and to the place where such wares are made or sold, or to any place of business... or to any place where the things represented by the subject are collected... especially to places where animals are collected, or to the animals collectively, as in hennery, goosery, rookery, piggery, hoggery.
dreams; rêves; found; lastery; lost; telegraphic codes