Thursday, 16 February 2012

Entry: quincunx (n.)


In context: "...Mario enjoying the smells of the calliopsis alongside the grounds' quincunx paths, the sweetish pines and the brier's yeasty musk coming up from the hillside's slopes."

Definition:  In extended use: an arrangement of five objects in this pattern; a set of five so arranged.

Other: Very neat looking word.  If you're playing Scrabble and have QX, you might also look for:


EXEQUY
EQUINOX
QUIXOTE
QUADPLEX
EXEQUIAL
QUIXOTIC
EXEQUIES
QUIXOTES
QUIXOTRY
EXEQUATAR
EXCHEQUER
EXQUISITE
EQUINOXES
QUIXOTISM
...and so on!



SNOOT score: 3

Page:80
 
Source: Oxford English Dictionary


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