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 Cuncta’tor [the delayer].Cunning Man or Woman. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cu’neiform Letters.
 
Letters like wedges (Latin, cu’neus, a wedge). These sort of letters occur in old Persian and Babylonian inscriptions. They are some-times called Arrow-headed characters, and those found at Babylon are called nail-headed. This species of writing is the most ancient of which we have any knowledge; and was first really deciphered by Grotefend in 1802.   1
 


 Cuncta’tor [the delayer].Cunning Man or Woman. 

 
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