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Today’s word is quincunx, spelled q-u-i-n-c-u-n-x. Quincunx is a noun means an arrangement of five things in a square of rectangle with one on each corner and one in the middle. Here is the word used in the sentence by William Down Ranple from the New York with view of Books. The tower of Anger Walt shipped at the quincunx, five points across were named after amount marule, the home of the God believe in Indian meets the life at the center of the world. In ancient Rome, a quincunx was a coin where the weight equaled to 5\12 a libra, a unit of weight similar to our pound. The coins name comes from the Latin root “quinque” meaning fine and “uncia” meaning 1\12. The ancient use a patient of 5 dots arrange like the pips at the X as simple for the coin, and the English speakers apply the word to arrangement similar to that distinctive 5 dot mark. I’m Peter Sokolowsk, with you the word of the Day
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