from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as faxwax, paxwax.


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  • A pillory, or stocks-lie neck-binding framework, derived from the fixfax ligaments, or "sinews in the necks of cattle or sheep".

    November 18, 2008

  • (noun) - The tendon of the neck of cattle or sheep. Figuratively, and perhaps ludicrously, transferred to the punishment of the juggs, or pillory. --John Jamieson's Scottish Etymological Dictionary, 1808

    April 23, 2018