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Rosetta Stone
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Definition
an engraved stone instrumental in deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs because the inscriptions (196 BC) described a decree in three different languages
  • Mr. Avery said it was written on the Rosetta Stone that when children disobeyed their parents, smoked cigarettes and made war on each other, the seasons would change: Jem and I were burdened with the guilt of contributing to the aberrations of nature, thereby causing unhappiness to our neighbors and discomfort to ourselves.
    p. 85.2
Rosetta Stone = famous engraved stone from 196 BC Egypt

(editor's note:  Lee's use of the term is unusual. More typically when used as an idiom, it represents something that helped to crack a code or enable a translation.)
  • I did not wonder where Mr. Avery gathered his meteorological statistics: they came straight from the Rosetta Stone.
    p. 87.8
Rosetta Stone = famous engraved stone from 196 BC Egypt

(editor's note:  Lee's use of the term is unusual. More typically when used as an idiom, it represents something that helped to crack a code or enable a translation.)
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