Definition of Pyxes

1. Noun. (plural of pyx) ¹



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Definition of Pyxes

1. pyx [n] - See also: pyx

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pyxes

python
pythonesses
pythonic
pythonid
pythonids
pythonism
pythonist
pythonists
pythonlike
pythons
pyuria
pyurias
pyx
pyx chest
pyxed
pyxes (current term)
pyxidate
pyxides
pyxidia
pyxidium
pyxie
pyxies
pyxing
pyxis
pyæmia
pyæmic
pyæmiæ
pzazz
pzazzes
pœcilo-

Literary usage of Pyxes

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1. Dinanderie: A History and Description of Mediæval Art Work in Copper, Brass by John Tavenor Perry (1910)
"The pyxes or ciboria were in common use until the fifteenth century, when they were gradually ... The pyxes or custodes, as they were sometimes called, ..."

2. Sacred Archæology: A Popular Dictionary of Ecclesiastical Art and by Mackenzie Edward Charles Walcott (1868)
"The larger kind, like one at St. Oiner of the twelfth century, had covers, and often were receptacles or tabernacles for the pyxes. ..."

3. Sacred Archæology: A Popular Dictionary of Ecclesiastical Art and by Mackenzie Edward Charles Walcott (1868)
"Bishop Bleys of Worcester, a century before, required two pyxes, one of those materials or of Limoges work for the reserved Host, and the other, ..."

4. ... A Guide to the Mediaeval Room and to the Specimens of Mediaeval and by Ormonde Maddock Dalton, Charles Hercules Read (1907)
"pyxes. A pyx (der. Gr. ir |íc, a box of boxwood) was in classical times at ... Ivory pyxes of this kind have been preserved in several Western churches, ..."

5. Proceedings of the Bury & West Suffolk Archæological Institute (1853)
"Few, if any, it is believed, of the pyxes bequeathed by Henry VII., now remain : probably (it has been suggested) from the circumstance of having the royal ..."

6. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1920)
"When he perceived I was not going to bring it, he began to display real dis- 1 The word I have translated pyxes is ..."

7. The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1910)
"... a bestial passion, and swore he would wait to see if I was so mad as not to finish it. More than two months passed 1The word I have translated pyxes is ..."

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