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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.]
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nixie

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

- Any piece of mail that is unable to be forwarded because it is illegibly or incorrectly addressed.
See also related terms for mail.
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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.
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The result will be a much bigger mess than the one I personally witnessed on the streets of Chicago, 1968, when the party hacks anointed the grinning sell-out Hubert Humphrey to run against Ole Debbil Nixie. Just before getting tear-gassed on Michigan Avenue that night, I saw some kid hoisting a sign that depicted the nominee with a Hitler mustache over the epithet: Mein Humph!
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