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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FIX-FAX, n.1 Also fic(k)-fac(k), fig-fag. The gristly tendon in neck of cattle and sheep, the ligamentum nuchœ (Sc. 1808 Jam.; Cld. 1825 Id., fix-fax, fick-fack, s.Sc. Id., fig-fag, Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B., fic-fac; Ags.18 1947). Also in Eng. dial.

[Mid.Eng. fex-wex, id., appar. from O.E. feax, hair, + the root of weaxan, to grow.]

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