scytale

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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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