cipher (v.) Old form(s): cypher'd
symbolize, represent, portray
Luc.1396[of a painting of Ajax and Ulysses] The face of either ciphered either's heart
Luc.207[Tarquin to himself, of his coat of arms] Some loathsome dash the herald will contrive, / To cipher me how fondly I did dote
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