from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A female janitor; a janitress.
  • noun The portal vein, or vena portæ, of the liver.

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  • noun A female janitor.


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  • For her passkey supply to the janitrix, the mistress Kathe.

    Finnegans Wake


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  • A surly janitrix (reminding me in mnemonic reverse of the Cerberean bitches in the hotels of Soviet Siberia which I was to stop at a couple of decades later) insisted on my writing down my name and address in a ledge . . .

    --Vladimir Nabokov, 1974, Look at the Harlequins!‎ p. 143

    June 13, 2009