[zey-vee-er, zav-ee-, zey-vyer]
- Saint FrancisFrancisco Javierthe Apostle of the Indies, 1506–52, Spanish Jesuit missionary, especially in India and Japan.
- a male given name: from an Arabic word meaning “bright.”
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Palmetto becomes Washington Avenue after it crosses Carrollton and approaches the campus of Xavier University.Mardi Gras Indian Chief Larry Bannock’s Final Ride
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“We are against concealed weapons on campus,” said University of Texas at San Antonio President Xavier Johnson.Texas Shooting Puts New Spotlight on Issue of Concealed Weapons on Campus
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Xavier got into the carriage with the four girls, and they all went back to Paris.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
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Xavier supplied the information with mechanical infallibility.Control Group
To Xavier and his co-religionists they extended a cordial welcome.
And Xavier, who had a wen under his eye, laid his finger on it.
A triumphant gleam was in Xavier's eyes, for he had hit the channel squarely.
- Saint Francis, known as the Apostle of the Indies. 1506–52, Spanish missionary, who was a founding member of the Jesuit society (1534) and later preached in Goa, Ceylon, the East Indies, and Japan. Feast day: Dec 3