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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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Harris's full-length plays include: Slave Play (New York Theatre Workshop, NYT Critics' Pick, Winner of the 2018 Kennedy Center Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, and the Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences); "Daddy" (Vineyard Theatre/the New Group); Xander Xyst, Dragon;!; and WATER SPORTS; or insignificant white boys (published by 53rd State Press).
I would venture, with great hesitation, the following reading, based on a combination of the inscriptions on both sides of the seal: (1) ct yx xyst y(x) bl y / p sp [= raz-et e hist e bare/pasb].