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xyst

(zɪst) ,

xystus

or

xystos

n
1. (Architecture) a long portico, esp one used in ancient Greece for athletics
2. (Architecture) (in ancient Rome) a covered garden walk or one lined with trees
[C17: from Latin xystus, from Greek xustos, literally: smoothed, polished (area), from xuein to scrape, make smooth]
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ubi hora quarta vel quinta--neque enim certum dimensumque tempus--, ut dies suasit, in xystum me vel cryptoporticum confero, reliqua medi-tor et dicto.