An apocryphal story is widely known but probably not true.
Something grotesque is so distorted or misshapen that it is disturbing, bizarre, gross, or very ugly.
a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)
of an obscure nature
a piece of writing in code or cipher
the science of analyzing and deciphering codes and ciphers and cryptograms
convert ordinary language into code
the activity of converting data or information into code
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