Box sextant, a small sextant inclosed in a cylindrical case to make it more portable.

(Sex"ta*ry) n.; pl. Sextaries [L. sextarius the sixth part of a measure, weight, etc., fr. sextus sixth, sex six.] (Rom. Antiq.) An ancient Roman liquid and dry measure, about equal to an English pint.

(Sex"ta*ry) n. [For sextonry.] A sacristy. [Obs.]

(Sex*tet" Sex*tet"to) n. (Mus.) See Sestet.

(Sex"teyn) n. A sacristan. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Sex"tic) a. [L. sextus sixth.] (Math.) Of the sixth degree or order.n. (Alg.) A quantic of the sixth degree.

(Sex"tile) a. [F. sextil, fr. L. sextus the sixth, from sex six. See Six.] (Astrol.) Measured by sixty degrees; fixed or indicated by a distance of sixty degrees. Glanvill.

(Sex"tile), n. [Cf. F. aspect sextil.] (Astrol.) The aspect or position of two planets when distant from each other sixty degrees, or two signs. This position is marked thus: &8star;. Hutton.

(Sex"less) a. Having no sex.

(Sex`loc"u*lar) a. [Sex- + locular: cf. F. sexloculaire.] (Bot.) Having six cells for seeds; six- celled; as, a sexlocular pericarp.

(Sex"ly) a. Pertaining to sex. [R.]

Should I ascribe any of these things unto myself or my sexly weakness, I were not worthy to live.
Queen Elizabeth.

(Sex*ra"di*ate) a. [Sex- + radiate.] (Zoöl.) Having six rays; — said of certain sponge spicules. See Illust. of Spicule.

(Sext) n. [L. sexta, fem. of sextus sixtt, fr. sex six: cf. F. sexte.] (R.C.Ch.) (a) The office for the sixth canonical hour, being a part of the Breviary. (b) The sixth book of the decretals, added by Pope Boniface VIII.

(Sex"tain), n. [L. sextus sixth, fr. sex six: cf. It. sestina.] (Pros.) A stanza of six lines; a sestine.

(||Sex"tans) n. [L. See Sextant.]

1. (Rom. Antiq.) A Roman coin, the sixth part of an as.

2. (Astron.) A constellation on the equator south of Leo; the Sextant.

(Sex"tant) n. [L. sextans, -antis, the sixth part of an as, fr. sextus sixth, sex six. See Six.]

1. (Math.) The sixth part of a circle.

2. An instrument for measuring angular distances between objects, — used esp. at sea, for ascertaining the latitude and longitude. It is constructed on the same optical principle as Hadley's quadrant, but usually of metal, with a nicer graduation, telescopic sight, and its arc the sixth, and sometimes the third, part of a circle. See Quadrant.

3. (Astron.) The constellation Sextans.

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