The bossed kite-shield occurs in the enamel of Geoffrey Plantagenet; in the pyx named above; and in Harl.
In the church of Orivellas, a pyx with a consecrated host was stolen.
The whole question of the pyx Chapel is one of vast interest, and much of its history is still an insoluble riddle.
The pyx is the box in which the Host is kept or conveyed, often made of silver or ivory.
In the cloister beyond the library entrance a heavy oak door, clamped with iron bars, leads into the chamber or chapel of the pyx.
The leather cover for the pyx should not be taken into a smallpox room.
He took a pyx from his pocket and reverently took out the desecrated Host from the box, placing it in the pyx.
If there are any crumbs left in the pyx make the patient take them.
Again, the pyx which containeth the host, whether consecrated or not consecrated, typifieth the human memory.
I also hung round my neck the pyx containing the Blessed Sacrament, then I went out on the street, not knowing what way to take.
c.1400, "a box," especially the vessel in which the host or consecrated bread is preserved, from Latin pyxis, from Greek pyxis "box-wood; a box," from pyxos "box-wood; box-tree," of uncertain origin.