from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun See
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- noun obsolete
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The manufacture of smokeless powders on the one hand, and of celluloid and xylonite (both in the form of films and solid aggregates) on the other, has taken no new departure.
ASCENSION, MARE BOAT -- Wreck of unknown racing-plane, Parden rudder, wire-stiffened xylonite vans, and Harliss engine-seating, sighted and salved 7 20 'S. 18 41' W.Dec. 15th.
The Chaplain is plainly uncertain, as he wrestles with the clerical guillotine of washable xylonite, and stammers something about unwarrantable liberty and a lady's reputation!
He is aflame, from the edge of his collar -- a patent clerical guillotine of washable xylonite, purchased at a famous travellers 'emporium in the Strand -- to the thin, silky rings of dark hair that are wearing from his high, pale temples.