pyx

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  • A container in which wafers for the Eucharist are kept.
  • A container in which the Eucharist is carried to the sick.
  • A chest in a mint in which specimen coins are placed to await assay.
  • To test by weight and assay, as the coins deposited in the pyx at the British mint. See <internalXref urlencoded="trial%20of%20the%20pyx">trial of the pyx</internalXref>, above.
  • In the <em>Roman Catholic Church</em>, the vase or vessel in which the reserved eucharist is kept.
  • A box or chest in which specimen coins are deposited at the British mint.
  • <em>Nautical</em>, the metallic box in which the nautical compass-card is suspended.
  • In <em>anatomy</em>, the acetabulum of the hip-bone; the cotyloid cavity; the pyxis.
  • To test as to weight and fineness, as the coins deposited in the pyx.
  • The box, case, vase, or tabernacle, in which the host is reserved.
  • A box used in the British mint as a place of deposit for certain sample coins taken for a trial of the weight and fineness of metal before it is sent from the mint.
  • The box in which the compass is suspended; the binnacle.
  • Same as <er>Pyxis</er>.
  • a veil of silk or lace covering the pyx.
  • the annual testing, in the English mint, of the standard of gold and silver coins.
  • the small <xref>container</xref> used to hold the consecrated bread of the <xref>Eucharist</xref>
  • any receptacle in which wafers for the Eucharist are kept
  • a chest in which coins from the mint are held to await assay
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