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Sax  n.  A kind of chopping instrument for trimming the edges of roofing slates.

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"Sax" Quotes from Famous Books

... me good-night for a beggarly Scot; and I was e'en weel pleased to be sae cheap rid of them. And in the morning, I cam daikering here, but sad wark I had to find the way, for I had been east as far as the place they ca' Mile-End, though it is mair like sax-mile-end." ...
— The Fortunes of Nigel • Sir Walter Scott

... his counter, was "spitted" by the Lancers. A captain, killing all before him, took by storm the house of the Grand Balcon. A servant was killed in the shop of Brandus. Reybell through the volleys said to Sax, "And I also am discoursing sweet music." The Cafe Leblond was given over to pillage. Billecoq's establishment was bombarded to such a degree that it had to be pulled down the next day. Before Jouvain's house lay a heap of corpses, amongst them an old man with his umbrella, ...
— The History of a Crime - The Testimony of an Eye-Witness • Victor Hugo

... things the like o' that; any ways I'll go up, squoire, arter Sax'nam market, and see ...
— The Way We Live Now • Anthony Trollope

... is not warranted by the Vocab. della Crusca, or any other Ital. Dic. to which I have had the opportunity of reference: and Somner and Lye are quite distinct on the A.-Sax. words, Wermod and Eisell.] ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 72, March 15, 1851 • Various

... conciliation. The name "England" is a memorial of this; for though Egbert himself was a Saxon, he advised that to please the Angles the country should be called Anglia (An'-gli-a), that is, Angleland or England, the land of the Angles, instead of Saxonia (Sax-on-i'-a), ...
— Famous Men of The Middle Ages • John H. Haaren, LL.D. and A. B. Poland, Ph.D.

... few of the superior cigarettes, and rose. 'It's sax-thirty,' he said. 'Her an' you'll be nane the waur o' hauf an' 'oor in private. See? So long! ...
— Wee Macgreegor Enlists • J. J. Bell

... sees clearly on every question except that of Italia Irredenta. A. Toynbee's Nationality and the War (London, 1915) is another very useful summary of the question. The official Austro-Hungarian point of view has been stated in such works, among many others, as Hitter von Sax, Die Wahrheit ueber die serbische Frage und das Serbentum in Bosnien (Vienna, 1909); L. Mandl, Oesterreich-Ungarn und Serbien (Vienna, 1911); C. M. Knachtbull-Hugessen, The Political Evolution of the Hungarian Nation (London, 1908, 2 vols.); and numerous ...
— The Russian Revolution; The Jugo-Slav Movement • Alexander Petrunkevitch, Samuel Northrup Harper,

Words linked to "Sax" :   saxophone, shaper, maker, Adolphe Sax

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