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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See sext.

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  • In the sexte place he tokeneth an hundred thousand tymes hymself.

    The Earliest Arithmetics in English

  • He could hear the sounding of matin invitatories; chimes telling a rosary of harmony over tortuous labyrinths of narrow streets, over cornet towers, over pepper-box pignons, over dentelated walls; the chimes chanting the canonical hours, prime and tierce, sexte and none, vespers and compline; celebrating the joy of a city with the tinkling laughter of the little bells, tolling its sorrow with the ponderous lamentation of the great ones.

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  • _ Nine o'clock a.m. Boccaccio's habit of measuring time by the canonical hours has been a sore stumbling-block to the ordinary English and French translator, who is generally terribly at sea as to his meaning, inclining to render _tierce_ three, _sexte_ six o'clock and _none_ noon and making shots of the same wild kind at the other hours.

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

  • _sexte_, the _none_, _vespers_, and the _compline_, at nine in the morning, at noon, at three in the afternoon, at six in the evening and before eight.

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  • Bilæuen scul | len þa fiue {;}   þa sexte scal forð liðe. [f. 81v² ut of þan leode {;}   to u [n] cuðe londe.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

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