Sixte

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sixte a parry in which the hand is on guard opposite the right breast, the point of the sword raised and moved a little to the right
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. siex; Ger. sechs, Gael. se; also L. sex, Gr. hex, Sans. shash.

Usage

In literature:

This old Harry the Sixt has had the undermost.
"The Black Arrow a Tale of Two Roses" by Robert Louis Stevenson
M. le Baron Sixte du Chatelet informed himself as to the manners and customs of the upper town, and took his cue accordingly.
"Two Poets" by Honore de Balzac
The sixt place is that of Rom.
"Leviathan" by Thomas Hobbes
Yet it was significant of the mentality of our High Command, as was afterward pointed out derisively by Sixte von Arnim.
"Now It Can Be Told" by Philip Gibbs
I run sixt' or hundre' miles wit'out stop for rest.
"The Flaming Forest" by James Oliver Curwood
Sixt week do fourty and two day.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
His two fellow-delegates from "de sixt" sought him and discussed intentions.
"The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him" by Paul Leicester Ford
And here he goes against himselfe in the twenty sixt Chapter of his Rep. 1.
"Machiavelli, Volume I" by Niccolò Machiavelli
Left a widow, she married again, this time the Baron Sixte du Chatelet.
"Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z" by Anatole Cerfberr and Jules François Christophe
Although the sixt part of the same hundreth may full well be permitted.
"The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1" by William Painter
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In poetry:

The sixt Olympiad to thy coasts doth bring
Thy wishd Sunbeam and makes thee see thy King.
Thou dost well, Scotland, thus thy myrth t'expresse
In smiles alone, for all words are farre lesse.
"England To Scotland" by Francis Kynaston