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n.1.One versed in hieroglyphics.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Consisting of six cards showing writing in different exotic and ancient locales (including Assyria, Greece, China and a remarkable scene of Egyptian hieroglyphists busily at work decorating a sarcophagus), the Indian tableau shows two "Hindu sages copying the Vedas" (figure 3).