Definitions

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  • n. An animal which has a genetic recessive variation that causes the guard hairs to be very short or fully lacking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A king.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A king.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom

Etymologies

From the Latin rēx ("king"), referring originally to rabbits of King Albert of Belgium. Entered English around 1920. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And over all these float flags of every hue and purport, from the blue and gold with its loyal "_Ut rex, sit rex_" to the ominous crimson, flaming with a lurid furnace and the terrible motto, "_Quasi ignis conflatoris_."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859

  • "To Charlemagne's vaulting ambitions," Lewis writes, "the symmetry of a Frankland flanked by two conquered peninsulas proved irresistible - rex Hispanicum added to the title rex Francorum et Langobardum."

    The New York Review of Books

  • "To Charlemagne's vaulting ambitions," Lewis writes, "the symmetry of a Frankland flanked by two conquered peninsulas proved irresistible ” rex Hispanicum added to the title rex Francorum et Langobardum."

    How Muslims Made Europe

  • Also I was wondering if I should get Count dooku or Captain rex since Im going to buy Asajj Ventress and I can only get one of the two (count and captain).

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 6311

  • Ill be waiting to see what the hell t-rex is about and if it is just as good as the others. jason on Feb 14, 2009

    First Poster for Rob Zombie's Tyrannosaurus Rex « FirstShowing.net

  • Phew! on January 7, 2008 at 1: 17 pm | Reply notellin rex imperator

    Final Fantasy « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Also called the Shoe-billed stork, She-billed stork [not a typo], Whale-bill or Whale-headed stork, B. rex is a long-legged big-billed waterbird of central Africa, and a specialist denizen of papyrus swamps.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • If Tyrannosaurus rex is my prey, I'm gonna say a B-52 "Arc Light" airstrike is my weapon of choice.

    Hunting T-Rex?

  • But beyond the drama of T. rex is a tale as scientifically beguiling as it is dramatic.

    mjh's blog — 2005 — September

  • Progressaurus Rex says: hey katy, yes rex is fine. sounds like that resolution in missouri had no teeth. funny how these people claim to have “faith” in the almighty, yet continually want to rely on man-made laws and edicts to enforce their viewpoints. doesn’t introducing a law like that actually prove that their faith is lacking? it’s like accusing god of not doing a good enough job …

    Think Progress » Opposition to Stem Cell Research Hurting Missouri Senator

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