from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Xanthus, an ancient town on Asia Minor; -- applied especially to certain marbles found near that place, and now in the British Museum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or belonging to Xanthus, an ancient town of Lycia in Asia Minor.


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  • I was stunned when Luna confessed to reading this blog and recommending it to others, and when Willy asked why my hair was not a different color (because he saw my xanthian blog pic).

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  • The nutballs who crow that any cooling anywhere overturns entirely the blame placed on AGW for climate change, both need to take a beginners course in statistics and probability, and need to consider the current AGW-masked _cooling cycle_, which, if it didn't erupt somewhere occasionally, would be behaving very strangely indeed. xanthian.

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