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grex

[greks] /grɛks/
noun
1.
a numerical system for measuring the size of fibers, filaments, or yarns, based on the weight in grams of 10,000 meters of the fibrous material.
Origin of grex
from the expression gram per x (ten)
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  • The man whom Hunterleys and Mr. grex were tying up was still groaning and cursing.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • "I am not thinking of engaging anybody, that I know of," Mr. grex murmured.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • So she went on in almost high spirits, though alluding to the general decadence of the grex family, till Tregear took his leave.

    The Duke's Children Anthony Trollope
  • Mr. grex touched Selingman on the arm and whispered in his ear.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • "It is not a matter which admits of discussion," Mr. grex pronounced.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • As they will not let me go back to grex I don't know where I could be more happy.

    The Duke's Children Anthony Trollope
  • It was the last arrival, the man who sat at Mr. grex's right hand, who was responsible for the general unrest.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Why had Tregear gone to grex, and having gone there why had he kept his journey a secret?

    The Duke's Children Anthony Trollope
  • Mr. grex knows about it and he has sent the man I spoke of into Monaco this afternoon to hire it.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Something which was almost like the ghost of a smile, devoid of any trace of humour, parted Mr. grex's lips.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for grex

grex

/ɡrɛks/
noun
1.
a group of plants that has arisen from the same hybrid parent group
Word Origin
C20: from Latin grex flock
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