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  • adjective Of the city Xanthos (or Xanthus) in ancient Lycia.
  • noun A citizen of Xanthos.


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  • It was so tragical a sight, that Brutus could not endure to see it, but wept at the very relation of it, and proclaimed a reward to any soldier that could save a Xanthian.

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  • And there in the path was Tacy, the girl who couldn't speak Xanthian.

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  • That was my feeble attempt at levity because the magic of Xanth converts all words of foreign places to Xanthian.

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