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Meanings of two specific phrases by Nabokov

Recently I am translating some letters written by Nabokov to his wife Vera. The great difficulty is that in those personal letters he created many words that are hard to understand by a third person. ...
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What is the meaning of “I am glossing over a significant amount of spherical myalgia”?

Today I encountered a saying where I think the last part has been replaced with a euphemism. I am glossing over a significant amount of spherical myalgia. I could make out the meaning from the ...