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I'm looking for a word.
Use all the skills listed on the tags.

do hold you
hand under knee
wonders lips honey jam lingers
inside right
vast unique light
just outside
alone like universe
don't know
might practise climbing life

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  • $\begingroup$ Not sure the "riddle" tag applies here, so I'm removing it. Feel free to re-add it if I'm wrong. OTOH I've added the "word" tag. $\endgroup$ – xhienne Aug 23 '18 at 14:34
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Taking the first letter of each word and decrypting with rot19 gives

war
and
peace
bk
one
ch
ten
wd
five

Meaning the word is

The fifth word in chapter 10 in the first book of war and peace

Which, unless I've messed up finding it, is

'promise' from the line 'Prince Vasili kept the promise'

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  • $\begingroup$ Damn phone call, I've been beaten by a few seconds :-) $\endgroup$ – xhienne Aug 23 '18 at 14:24
  • $\begingroup$ @xhienne wow incredibly close! Have a +1 anyway, the phone call wasn't your fault :) $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Aug 23 '18 at 14:25
  • $\begingroup$ wow! I was on this page when both of you answered back to back within seconds of each other. Great work! $\endgroup$ – jwi Aug 23 '18 at 14:25
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    $\begingroup$ @jwi thanks! Only feedback I have to give really is that perhaps somewhere there could be a hint as to why the cipher was ROT 7 (or to decrypt with ROT 19) cos trial and error can be a bit tedious. Apart from that nice puzzle! $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Aug 23 '18 at 14:27
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    $\begingroup$ @jwi caesar cipher is the same as ROT ;) $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Aug 23 '18 at 14:33
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I think the word is

promise

Here is how to find it:

Take the first letter of every word. Turn line skips into spaces.
This yields: "dhy huk wlhjl ir vul jo alu dk mpcl"

Now, shift each letter by 19 positions.
This yields: "war and peace bk one ch ten wd five"

Then, look at the fifth word of War and Peace, book 1, chapter 10 and you'll find "promise".

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