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X, x

[eks] /ɛks/
noun, plural X's or Xs, x's or xs.
the 24th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
any spoken sound or combination of sounds represented by the letter X or x, as in xylene, box, or exact.
something having the shape of an X .
a written or printed representation of the letter X or x.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter X or x. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And so far it is easy to follow his meaning: the XS are identical with some or all the Ys.

    Logic Carveth Read
  • He got back yesterday—bought it off some feller up on th' XS.

    Hopalong Cassidy Clarence E. Mulford
  • So he said "Didn't you never correspond with a girl and put some of them XS down to the bottom of your letter?"

    The Real Dope Ring Lardner
  • Item, payed for a brekefast lost at bolling by my Lady Mary's Grace, XS.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things Edmund Fillingham King
  • If the Qs or the XS were gone, it wouldn't so much matter; but there's hardly a word that hasn't at least one E in it.

    Phaeton Rogers Rossiter Johnson
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