Paxwax
Paxwax Pax"wax`, n. [For faxvax, fr. AS. fea? hair (akin to OHG. fahs) + weaxan to grow. See {Wax} to grow, and cf. {Faxed}, {Pectinate}.] (Anat.) The strong ligament of the back of the neck in quadrupeds. It connects the back of the skull with dorsal spines of the cervical vertebr[ae], and helps to support the head. Called also {paxywaxy} and {packwax}. [1913 Webster]

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  • paxwax — /paks waks /, n. Brit. Dial. the neck ligament; nuchal ligament. [1400 50; late ME, alter. of ME fax wax lit., hair growth (cf. OE feax hair, weaxan to grow; see WAX2); cf. G Haarwachs sinew, lit., hair growth] * * * …   Universalium

  • paxwax — pax·wax …   English syllables

  • paxwax — …   Useful english dictionary

  • packwax — Paxwax Pax wax , n. [For faxvax, fr. AS. fea? hair (akin to OHG. fahs) + weaxan to grow. See {Wax} to grow, and cf. {Faxed}, {Pectinate}.] (Anat.) The strong ligament of the back of the neck in quadrupeds. It connects the back of the skull with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paxywaxy — Paxwax Pax wax , n. [For faxvax, fr. AS. fea? hair (akin to OHG. fahs) + weaxan to grow. See {Wax} to grow, and cf. {Faxed}, {Pectinate}.] (Anat.) The strong ligament of the back of the neck in quadrupeds. It connects the back of the skull with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whitleather — Whit leath er, n. [White + leather.] [1913 Webster] 1. Leather dressed or tawed with alum, salt, etc., remarkable for its pliability and toughness; white leather. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) The paxwax. See {Paxwax}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • packwax — variant of paxwax * * * packwax see paxwax …   Useful english dictionary

  • Faxed — Faxed, a. [AS. feaxede haired, fr. feax hair. Cf. {Paxwax}.] Hairy. [Obs.] amden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Packwax — Pack wax (p[a^]k w[a^]ks ), n. (Anat.) Same as {Paxwax}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paxywaxy — Pax y*wax y, n. (Anat.) See {Paxwax}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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