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nix·ie

also nix·y  (nĭk′sē)
n. pl. nix·ies Slang
A misaddressed or illegibly addressed piece of mail, therefore undeliverable.

[From nix.]

nixie

(ˈnɪksɪ)
n
(European Myth & Legend) German myth a female water sprite, usually unfriendly to humans
[C19: see nix]

nix•ie1

(ˈnɪk si)

n.
a letter or parcel that is undeliverable because of a faulty or illegible address.
[1880–85, Amer.; nix1 + -ie]

nix•ie2

(ˈnɪk si)

n.
a female nix.
[1810–20; < German Nixe (Middle High German nickese, Old High German nicchessa; see nix2)]

nixie

- Any piece of mail that is unable to be forwarded because it is illegibly or incorrectly addressed.
See also related terms for mail.
References in classic literature ?
It was thus the fountains were dancing to the moon in Arabia; it was thus the Nixies shook their white limbs on the haunted banks of the Rhine; it was thus the fairy women flashed their alabaster feet on the fairy hills of Connemara; it was thus the Houris were dancing for Mahomet on the palace floors of Paradise.
Saira Hussain (right) and practice manager Nixie Edwards, of Hussain Architectural Design, which was among |the winners in Build magazine's 2015 Architecture Awards
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The clock showed time, in digital fashion, with a series of six nixie tubes.
Decommissioned in 1994, Fraser was one of the first warships to be designed and built in Canada, and was the first ship to test the beartrap helicopter recovery system, the towed array sonar, and the nixie torpedo decoy system.
Nixie, a fourth grader at SD Santa Ursula elementary school in Central Jakarta, flicked rapidly through a copy of Berani newspaper, looking for her favorite column.
Della was scared stiff, so was I, nixie, its just fun.
La unica orma en la que una nixie podis conseguir una era casandose por amor con un mortal.
A significant part of Wednesday's concert, musically if not in length, was the premiere of Jonathan Girling's Grimm Tales: IV - The Water Nixie, commissioned as part of a Creative Partnerships project with five Birmingham schools, conducted with great aplomb by the CBSO's own Michael Seal.
As well as tackling Adelheid, Dye gives an interesting analysis of Werther's Lotte as a femme fatale, and takes another look at Goethe's perilously seductive water women: the new Melusine and the nixie in 'Der Fischer'.
Bristly police lieutenant Eve Dallas, also a survivor, reluctantly develops a relationship with Nixie (the only witness) as she investigates the case.