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scytale

(ˈskɪtəliː)
n
(Historical Terms) Greek history a tool used to transmit secret messages by way of wrapping a strip of leather around a cylinder and writing on it. The leather is then unwound and must be wrapped around a cylinder of the same size to read the message. Used by the Ancient Greeks, particularly the Spartans
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The Global Xpress solution is deployed in Africa for a major mining organisation and utilises GRC's Scytale mobile communication system to provide secure, reliable and flexible communications from the field to anywhere on the planet.
The Global Xpress solution is deployed in Africa for a major mining organisation and utilises GRCs Scytale mobile communication system to provide secure, reliable and flexible communications from the field to anywhere on the planet.
Kate, 14, Minnesota, (she really liked learning how to make a secret-code scytale in the November/December 2014 issue) has allergies to wheat and corn, and wants more recipes.
to send messages is to use a scytale (cylinder) method.
Anilius scytale (Linnaeus 1758), Mastigodryas boddaerti (Sentzen 1796), Taeniophallus occipitalis (Jan 1863), Micrurus filiformis (Gunther 1859), Chironius fuscus (Linnaeus 1758) y Leptophis ahaetulla (Linnaeus 1758) fueron recolectadas por particulares, por lo que no fue posible saber en que horarios fueron colectadas.
The Scytale method was used by the ancient Greeks to communicate in their military campaigns.
SIMON SINGH, THE CODE BOOK 8-9 (2000) for a discussion of the existence of evidence that the Spartans used a system of secret writing called the scytale in 400 BC.
En cuanto a la perdida de la -h-, el propio texto de Polemio dispensa otros ejemplos en los que se ha preferido la opcion grafica c- en vez de ch-, como en manticora en vez de mantichora(s), celidrus en vez de chelydrus, ecinus en vez de echinus, e incluso se puede encontrar muestras de lo contrario, por hipercorreccion, schitale por scytale o siptachus por siptace (y contaminado con la desinencia masculina de la forma alternativa y en todo caso sinonima psittacus).
Only when the receiver was equipped with a scytale of the same diameter could he decode it (Singh 1999).
The scytale (SKEE ta lee) is the first known decoding device.
Better yet, wrap your scytale up with your tube, present it as a gift, and give them a few hints about the decoding process.
Make a simple coding machine called a scytale (pronounced see-TAHL-ee).