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Sax   /sæks/   Listen

A Belgian maker of musical instruments who invented the saxophone (1814-1894).  Synonym: Adolphe Sax.
A single-reed woodwind with a conical bore.  Synonym: saxophone.

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"Sax" Quotes from Famous Books

... Colonel Talbot!" interjected Sandy McKay. "D'ye mind his bit log bothie perched like a craw's nest atop o' yon cliff. The 'Castle o' Malahide,' he ca'd it, no less. How he speered gin there were ony men frae Malahide in the auld kintry wi' us! An' a prood man he was o' his ancestry sax hunnerd years lang syne. Methinks he's the gran'est o' the name himsel'—the laird o' a score o' toonships a' settled by himsel'. Better yon than like the gran' Duke o' Sutherland drivin' thae puir bodies frae hoose an' hame. Lang suld Canada mind the gran' Colonel Talbot [Footnote: Posterity has ...
— Neville Trueman the Pioneer Preacher • William Henry Withrow

... with the Slavic gorod, which so frequesntly occurs as the termination of the names of cities in the region where he indicates the seat of his Horiti to be. It signifies a city, and is an etymological equivalent of Goth. gards, a house, Lat. cors, cortis; O.N. gardr, a district, A.-Sax. geard, whence our yard. The Polish form is grodz, and the Sorabic, hrodz. He places the Horiti to the east of the Slavi Dalamanti, who occupied the district north east of Moravia, with the Surpe, that is, Serbi, Servi, on their north, and the Sisle, Slusli, ...
— Notes and Queries 1850.02.23 • Various

Words linked to "Sax" :   single-reed woodwind, maker, single-reed instrument, shaper

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