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  1. subtle
    • 1819, Francis Bacon, The Works of Francis Bacon, vol 2, p2
      And sometimes this perception, in some kind of bodies, is far more subtile than the sense; so that the sense is but a dull thing in comparison of it: we see a weather-glass will find the least difference of the weather, in heat, or cold, when men find it not.

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