pix
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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) The box in which the compass is suspended; the binnacle. --Weale. [1913 Webster]

4. (Anat.) Same as {Pyxis}. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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