pyx


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pyx \Pyx\, n. [L. pyxis a box, Gr. pyxi`s a box, especially of
   boxwood, fr. py`xos the box tree or boxwood. See Box a
   receptacle.] [Written also pix.]
   1. (R. C. Ch.) The box, case, vase, or tabernacle, in which
      the host is reserved.
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   2. A box used in the British mint as a place of deposit for
      certain sample coins taken for a trial of the weight and
      fineness of metal before it is sent from the mint.
      --Mushet.
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   3. (Naut.) The box in which the compass is suspended; the
      binnacle. --Weale.
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   4. (Anat.) Same as Pyxis.
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   Pyx cloth (R. C. Ch.), a veil of silk or lace covering the
      pyx.

   Trial of the pyx, the annual testing, in the English mint,
      of the standard of gold and silver coins. --Encyc. Brit.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pyx \Pyx\, v. t.
   To test as to weight and fineness, as the coins deposited in
   the pyx. [Eng.] --Mushet.
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