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Word: retentive

Definition: holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory


Sentences Containing 'retentive'

By my retentive memory of the hieroglyphics upon one Sperm Whale in particular, I was much struck with a plate representing the old Indian characters chiselled on the famous hieroglyphic palisades on the banks of the Upper Mississippi.

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