Origin of sax1
- a short, single-edged sword of ancient Scandinavia.
Origin of sax2
before 900; Middle English sexe, Old English seax, sæx; cognate with Old Norse sax (Swedish, Danish sax scissors). See saw1
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Examples from the Web for sax
Three days after that, the author of the original Rollins piece published a defense of his skewering of the sax icon.
Here the sax legend offered observations “in his own words” on his life and times.
After Clinton played his sax on Arsenio Hall, he sat down and talked about the problems of crime and poverty.Yes, Lincoln Would Have Done ‘Between Two Ferns’
March 12, 2014
Sax accuses the ACLU of casting itself as a “freedom fighter” and casting him as “the Ku Klux Klan.”
Sax says teachers have claimed successes with the Van Devender program.
Wha's to say it is no' undergoing a repair—that the roof is off, and will not be on for sax months to come.The O'Donoghue
Charles James Lever
I warnt him against it, an' I telt him his ither wumman was deid but sax months.St. Cuthbert's
Robert E. Knowles
Skipper, if I dinna dive into their internals, gie me sax dozen.The Iron Pirate
Where will ye find the Small Scotch that's fu' sax inches in height?The Haunts of Old Cockaigne
They war' a' Camerons and M'Donalds, though they paraded sax hundred men!The Pilot
J. Fenimore Cooper
- a tool resembling a small axe, used for cutting roofing slate
Old English seax knife; related to Old Saxon sahs, Old Norse sax
- informal short for saxophone
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Word Origin and History for sax
1923, colloquial shortening of saxophone.
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