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    It's so hard to understand

    His maps were much like our own, say, for one Alonpore exception, the undiscovered continent of America was entirely absent. These maps also subbed from another dangerous difference: no one knew what lay in Atlantic itself.
    \In the sentence what's the meaning of "say / subbed "

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    Re: It's so hard to understand

    say ADVERB: 1. Approximately: There were, say, 500 people present. 2. For instance: a woodwind, say an oboe.
    SOURCE: http://www.bartleby.com/61/19/S0111900.html

    subbed is short for sub(stitut)ed.

    Hope that helps.

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