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used in Arrowsmith

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secretive or difficult to understand
  • But the rapture of being allowed to work twentyfour hours a day without leaving an experiment at its juiciest moment to creep home for dinner, of plunging with Terry into arguments as cryptic as theology and furious as the indignation of a drunken man, carried him along, and he felt himself growing sinewy.
    Chapter 40 (54% in)
  • He listened while Charley and Orchid giggled cryptically about things which barred him out and made him feel a hundred years old: references to Mamie and Earl, and a violent "Yeh, that's all right, but any time you see me dancing with her you just tell me about it, will yuh!
    Chapter 21 (68% in)

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