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sixte

(sɪkst)
n
(Fencing) the sixth of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
[from French: (the) sixth (parrying position), from Latin sextus sixth]
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Chapter 3, "Compositional Personae in the Piano Etudes," reviews Robert Godet's comparisons of Chopin's and Debussy's etudes, and Roy Howat's specific comparison of Chopin's Nouvelle etude in A-flat major with Debussy's "Pour les sixtes.
Ne disposant ni du talent ni du metier d'un veritable compositeur, notre missionnaire se revele plus a l'aise avec le parallelisme des intervalles consonants tels que les tierces, les sixtes et les dixiemes.
Soon the treatment spread to America, only to be banned in the Sixtes when the injections were found to cause several health problems, including fibrosis, calcification and abscesses.