X to XuryX on beer-casks indicates beer which paid ten shillings duty, and hence it came to mean beer of a given quality. Two or three crosses are mere trade-marks, intended to convey the notion of twice or thrice as strong as that which pays ten shillings duty.
Xanthos [reddish yellow ]. Achilles' wonderful horse. Being chid by his master for leaving Patroclos on
the field of battle, the horse turned his head reproachfully, and told Achilles that he also would soon be
numbered with the dead, not from any fault of his horse, but by the decree of inexorable destiny. (Iliad,
xix.) (Compare Numbers xxii. 28-30.)
Xantippe or Xanthippe (3 syl.). Wife of the philosopher Socrates. Her bad temper has rendered her
name proverbial for a conjugal scold.
Be she as foul as was Florentius' love,Xenocrates A disciple of Plato, noted for his continence and contempt of wealth. (B.C. 396-314.)
Warmed by such youthful beauty, the severeXerxes (2 syl.). A Greek way of writing the Persian Ksathra or Kshatra, a royal title assumed by Isfundear, son of Gushtasp, darawesh. (See Darius .)
When Xerxes invaded Greece he constructed a pontoon bridge across the Dardanelles, which, being swept away by the force of the waves, so enraged the Persian despot that be inflicted three hundred lashes on the rebellious sea, and cast chains of iron across it. This story is probably a Greek myth, founded on the peculiar construction of Xerxes' second bridge, which consisted of three hundred boats, lashed by iron chains to two ships serving as supporters. As for the scourging, without doubt it was given to the engineers and not to the waves.
Xerxes' Tears It is said that when Xerxes, King of Persia, reviewed his magnificent and enormous army
before starting for Greece, he wept at the thought of slaughter about to take place. Of all this multitude,
who shall say how many will return? Emerson, in his English Traits, chap. iv., speaks of the Emperor
Charlemagne viewing the fleet of the Norsemen in the Mediterranean Sea with tears in his eyes, and
adds, There was reason for these Xerxes' tears.
Ximena The Cid's bride
Xit Royal dwarf to Edward VI.
Xury A Moresco boy, servant to Robinson Crusoe. (De Foe: Robinson Crusoe.)
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