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  • n. An ancient Roman liquid and dry measure, about equal to an English pint.
  • n. An Old English measure of liquid, usually wine or cider, perhaps containing 6 gallons.
  • n. A sacristy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An ancient Roman liquid and dry measure, about equal to an English pint.
  • n. A sacristy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sextarius.
  • n. Same as sextry.

Etymologies

Anglicized from Latin sextarius ("pint") (Wiktionary)
For sextonry. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • D'you know you have made us lose a sextary of wheat, which I should have bought with the triobolus of the

    The Ecclesiazusae

  • It is doubtful whether this word be derived from a sextary (a certain measure), or from vessels planed or engraven.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • D'you know you have made us lose a _sextary_ of wheat, which I should have bought with the _triobolus_ of the Assembly?

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2

  • On the eighth day, he shall take two lambs without blemish, and an ewe of a year old without blemish, and three tenths of flour tempered with oil for a sacrifice, and a sextary of oil apart.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete

  • He shall take a lamb, and offer it for a trespass offering with the sextary of oil.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete

  • And he shall pour of the sextary of oil into his own left hand,

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete

  • And the priest receiving the lamb for trespass, and the sextary of oil, shall elevate them together.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete

  • Let the balance be just and the weights equal, the bushel just, and the sextary equal.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete

  • But if he be poor, and his hand cannot find the things aforesaid: he shall take a lamb for an offering for trespass, that the priest may pray for him, and a tenth part of flour tempered with oil for a sacrifice, and a sextary of oil:

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete

  • Richard Walerond is to make two suits yearly, one at 'La Hockeday,' [10] and one at Michaelmas amercement, to consist of one sextary of wine of the value of sixpence and not more.

    Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts

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