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grex

[greks] /grɛks/
noun
1.
a numerical system for measuring the size of fibers, filaments, or yarns, based on the weight in grams of 10,000 meters of the fibrous material.
Origin of grex
from the expression gram per x (ten)
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  • Mr. grex was seated there, only a few feet away, smoking a cigarette.

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  • "I am not thinking of engaging anybody, that I know of," Mr. grex murmured.

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  • "It is not a matter which admits of discussion," Mr. grex pronounced.

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  • Seeking about for the safest meeting-place, grex has given us a chance.

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  • Mr. grex touched Selingman on the arm and whispered in his ear.

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  • As they will not let me go back to grex I don't know where I could be more happy.

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  • Why had Tregear gone to grex, and having gone there why had he kept his journey a secret?

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  • Mr. grex sipped his pale, lemon-flavoured tea and toyed with his cigarette-case.

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  • Something which was almost like the ghost of a smile, devoid of any trace of humour, parted Mr. grex's lips.

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  • Then it suddenly flashed into his mind that Mr. grex and his daughter were already amongst the captured.

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British Dictionary definitions for grex

grex

/ɡrɛks/
noun
1.
a group of plants that has arisen from the same hybrid parent group
Word Origin
C20: from Latin grex flock
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