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cryptic

, cryptical
Zoology (of the coloration of animals) tending to conceal by disguising or camouflaging the shape

cryptic

Secret. See cryptography and cryptanalysis.
References in classic literature ?
The subject is the receiver of Godhead, and at every comparison must feel his being enhanced by that cryptic might.
or--and a subtler thought--was she mastered by some vaster, profounder superstition, a fetish-worship of which the Alpha and the Omega was the cryptic SAMUEL?
John looked puzzled, not quite understanding the portent of this cryptic saying.
The cryptic last words of the third aircraft's mission commander were, "I'm going down through this hole in the clouds."
Such hidden differences are known as "cryptic biodiversity."
To those who find it a little too cryptic, let me explain.
Trying to come up with a jolly cryptic clue for somewhere called Loughshoughballymebag that you've never heard of anyway is hard.
The poetically cryptic text by Laura Jacobs is ingeniously arranged around boldly stylized drawings of Beene creations by Thai artist Sirichai.
It's a cryptic message from the MiningCo.com to advertising its equally cryptic name change to About.com, which it announced yesterday.
But the cryptic message was no error; rather, it was Colombian cellular provider Comcel's invitation to call anywhere in the world at rates up to 150% cheaper than the competition.
If Batesian mimicry originates from palatable and cryptic ancestors, there is one major hypothesis to explain how it spread into the population, the "two-step" hypothesis (Clarke and Sheppard 1960a,b; Turner et al.
The cryptic titles are connected by a single thread - the analysis of geometric projection - which takes surprising, sometimes perplexing, turns.