Sax

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sax a single-reed woodwind with a conical bore
    • n Sax a Belgian maker of musical instruments who invented the saxophone (1814-1894)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Britain's present royal family was originally named Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The name was changed in 1917, during WW1 because of German connotations. The name Windsor was suggested by one of the staff. At the same time the Battenberg family name of the cousins to the Windsors was changed into Mountbatten.
    • n Sax A kind of chopping instrument for trimming the edges of roofing slates.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sax A knife; a sword; a dagger about 20 inches in length.
    • n sax A slate-cutters' hammer. It has a point at the back of the head, for making nail-holes in slates. Also called slate-ax.
    • n sax A dialectal (Scotch) form of six.
    • n sax An abbreviation of Saxon and Saxony.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sax saks a knife, a dagger: a slate-cutter's hammer.
    • Sax a Scotch form of six.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. seax, a knife

Usage

In literature:

So, though at the expense of a severe scolding, the child had his way and was allowed to go on to Saxe-Weissenfels.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8)" by Various
Sax on Cromwell's skull, 354.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
It was in the year seeventeen hunner and sax that the Bass cam in the hands o' the Da'rymples, and there was twa men soucht the chairge of it.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
B. SAXE, Fort Scott, Bourbon county: Have lived in Kansas twenty-nine years.
"The Apple" by Various
In 1641 Coburg fell to the dukes of Saxe-Altenburg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Marechal de Saxe, Monument of, 111.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
The Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels recognized his ability and overcame the father's determination.
"The Standard Cantatas" by George P. Upton
GRAND DUKE OF SAXE-WEIMAR.
"Great Masters in Painting: Rembrandt van Rijn" by Malcolm Bell
He attended a grammar-school at Sax.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
In 1822 he succeeded to the duchy of Saxe-Teschen.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
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In poetry:

The Laird is dead, the laird is dead,
An' dead is cousin John,
His henchmen ten, an' his sax merrie men,
Forbye the steward's son.
"The Gaberlunzie's Walk" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Luckless was the hour whan Willie
Hame returning frae the fair,
Ow'r-took Tam, a neebor billie,
Sax miles frae their hame and mair;
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
He lifted a stane sax feet in height,
He lifted it up till his right knee,
And fifty yards and mair I'm sure,
I wite he made the stane to flee.
"The Little Wee Man" by Henry Morley
"There's naething left in the fair Dodhead,
But a greeting wife and bairnies three,
And sax poor ca's stand in the sta',
A' routing loud for their minnie."
"Jamie Telfer" by Andrew Lang
Ilk sober brither sure has seen
The moon and seven stars at e'en
Glittering in spangled heaven;
What mean then sax? -- the meaning's clear.
Through a' your meetings in the year
Ye're fou sax times in seven.
"To The Members Of The Sober Society; Sent To The Same With An Engraving" by Hector MacNeill
Walie! walie! they're a' gane dead,
A' owre the seas an' awa'
The laird an' his men, the sax an' the ten,
They gaed to fight and to fa'.
An' walie, an' wae, an' hech! the weary day!
The laird is dead an' a'!
"The Gaberlunzie's Walk" by Sydney Thompson Dobell

In news:

Richard Sax , a chef and prolific cooking writer who taught millions of readers that elegant food could be prepared in ordinary kitchens using everyday ingredients, died on Friday at New York Hospital.
Hear Boria Sax recite one of his father's poems and discuss its significance vis-á-vis his father's espionage.
Recipes by Chef Richard Sax .
Doug Sax is undoubtedly one of the most controversial and outspoken figures in audio.
An Early Look at Sax (Pictures).
Supreme Court reversal in Sax rental property case may have implications for many state cities.
Sax Man's "Careless Whisper".
Hear some of the jazz sax greats, like Coltrane and Cannonball tonight on the 9 O'clock Special.
Enjoy the different styles of the sax tonight on K-Jazz.
Saxophone fans will likely be excited to learn that Kashiwa is reconvening Sax Pack, the supergroup in which he plays with fellow reedmen Steve Cole and Kim Waters.
Get complete career stats for second baseman Steve Sax on ESPN.com.
Product Categories of Stan Sax Corp. Abrasive Belts, Discs.
Syracuse's sax man plays downtown.
Charles "Syracuse's Sax Man" Robinson Jr Charles Robinson Jr playing the sax in front of the Burger Cuse, Warren and Jefferson Streets, Syracuse.
Donnie " Sax " Sanders (image from Facebook).
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In science:

This means that the SAX simulation predicts that the HIPASS catalog contains 4545 sources, which matches the observed number of 4315 sources within 5 %.
SKA HI end2end simulation
In the previous chapter we analyzed the negative aspects of the Dual-Multiplexing configuration for the SAXS detector and we ended with the not feasibility of that solution.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
The idea to choose a low-power PC Embedded as the host system for the Sundance acquisition system, instead of a conventional PC, brought the design to the turning point that enabled the concept of full-integrated SAXS detector (see Fig. 2.1).
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
In the previous section we gave an overview of the proposed new structure for the SAXS detector, but a more complex characterization is needed in order to develop this idea into a concrete device.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
JAMEX ASIC minimum integration time of 128 µs) in all the TIME FRAMES must be performed on a phenomenon that is shorter than 2048 × 128 µs ∼= 262 ms, showing that all the available choices between these extremes can suit virtually any SAXS experiment.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
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