from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A misaddressed or illegibly addressed piece of mail, therefore undeliverable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A female water-elf.
- n. A piece of mail returned as undeliverable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See nix.
- n. Nothing.
- n. A piece of mail matter which cannot be delivered, either because no post office exists at the place to which it is addressed, or because there is no place of the name mentioned in the designated State, Territory, or the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as nix.
- n. Same as nix.
Another water-spirit not unlike the Lorelei is the nixie, which is both male and female, the male appearing like any human being, but, as in the case of the water-spirits of the Slavonic peoples and England, Scotland, and Central America, being possessed of green teeth.
Nixie watch that uses the same kind of nixie tubes that were used in calculators and other 'digital' devices in the late 60's / early 70's.
What kind of educational system can produce people who think that killing a couple hundred of people will make them stop feeling lonely? nixie: can you please send me blueprints for your time machine??
Barry Newman/The Wall Street Journal Debbie Holander and Jonathan Berry, at the Salt Lake Processing Center nixie desk, try to find a way to deliver a 'nixie' -- a letter with an illegible or incorrect address.
Salt Lake's nixies land on a table where nixie clerks take a last stab at divining where they're supposed to go.
A nixie it's in the dictionary is a letter with an illegible or incorrect address.
Some of the other things that he somehow ended up designing and building include an interactive dining table, a carbon-fiber electric guitar, hard-drive wind chimes, radio-controlled hovercrafts, nixie tube clocks, and magnetohydrodynamic-powered boats.
The few of you who have read the magic lesbian plumber story (which has now been at F&SF for over 40 days, which indicates they are at least giving it serious consideration ... either that, or the rejection got lost in the mail) will be amused to know that the problematic basement drain is the same one that, right at the beginning of the story, has a nixie living in it.
Not the only nixie watch out there, but certainly the most watchlike...
It may be big, but it's certainly clever: a watch that displays the time on a pair of nixie tubes, with just a flick of a wrist.