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- n. A chimaera-like figure common in Chinese and Persian art.
- n. A type of emoticon such as <@_@>, which represents an unrotated expression, unlike a smiley.
From Mandarin 辟邪 (bìxié). (Wiktionary)
From BIX, acronym for the Byte Information Exchange, a BBS on which these emoticons became popular. (Wiktionary)
Taylor's collection includes an imperial bowl and a statue of a mythical creature called a bixie, which means to ward off evil.