Origin of charactery
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II.125 charactery: "writing by characters or strange marks."
Here is a shell; 'tis pearly blank to me, Nor mark'd with any sign or charactery– Canst thou read aught?Endymion
So in Keats: "Before high-piled books in charactery Hold like rich garners the full-ripen'd grain."
- the use of symbols to express thoughts
- the group of symbols so used
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