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used in Fahrenheit 451

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not clearly seen, understood, or expressed
  • He stood and he had only one leg. The other was like a chunk of burnt pine-log he was carrying along as a penance for some obscure sin. When he put his weight on it, a shower of silver needles gushed up the length of the calf and went off in the knee.
    p. 115.1
obscure = little understood

(editor's note:  Penance refers to self-punishment undertaken in an attempt to pay for some wrong.)
There are no more uses of "obscure" in Fahrenheit 451.

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