Lost in dreams, the child gazed into the lake whence blew cool airs, while the nixes floated in mist across it.
When any person is shortly to be drowned, the nixes may be previously seen dancing on the surface of the water.
The nixes lay around it upon couches, and waited for the beauty whom as yet they had not seen that day.
"cancel, refuse, forbid," 1903, from nix (n.). Related: Nixed; nixing.
No: I asked her for one and she said nix (1909+)
To veto; reject: had been considering marriage but have apparently nixed the idea/ and he was afraid that might nix his CBS deal (1903+)
[fr German nichts, ''nothing'']