Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hollow stalk, especially when dry, of various large umbelliferous plants.
- n. Hemlock.
- n. The dried stem of certain large herbaceous plants.
- n. obsolete, botany A plant having such a stem; a weed, a kecksy.
- n. rare A dry husk or covering.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A weed; a kecksy.
- n. A dry husk or covering.
- Origin unknown. (Wiktionary)
“Unlez kex thinks hammie been held to hi up… dey noe haz feer uv da hites, an will jump down frum hi playces.”
“It seems that elements of the very same renegade clan that attacked you and Haflunormet at the Retreat of Xer! kex planned to disrupt this fair, setting off bombs and shooting visitors indiscriminately.”
“Not even the distant Xer! kex could entirely escape the industrial-strength rumble and roar of the capital's major shuttleports.”
“Had Alvarez allowed his eye to stray one entry beyond OED's kesh, dialect for kex, an umbelliferous plant, he would have come upon kesh-work with a cross reference to kish, Irish for a wicker basket, and by extension to a causeway built up on wicker baskets of earth or stone, and to a corduroy road.”
“The flower stems are very hollow and dry, nearly as much so as the hemlock or kex, and I have found that when flowers have been cut, either from the moisture collecting in the stem, or some such cause, rot sets in lower down, and soon the branches of bloom head over.”
“But faith, if 'twas I, I should be as dry as a kex wi 'travelling so far.”
“Their cancelled Babels: though the rough kex break”
“I've begun to see "no kex alg" messages on trying to ssh into machines that were jumpstarted to the later Nevada / OpenSolaris builds.”
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A hodgepodge, jumble, jambalaya, *gallimaufry, circus and tent revival of plant anatomy and morphology terms and phrases - its a big tent, and no tickets are required.
Valid 3-letter words with an x. Also, longer words with more than one x in them.
Scientific names are in, but bacteria and viruses are out, so no -poxes.
Also no Gauls.
A list of words that WWF recognizes as valid - most are unusual words; some are simply high-scoring.
A list of 50 words featuring the letter K to mark listing my 50,000th entry at Wordie/Wordnik. The 50,000th was kerasine because I'm fond of arcane adjectives. The Irish term kitthoge is a nod to m...
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