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  1. xystus(Noun)

    A long and open portico within the gymnasium.

  2. Origin: From ξυστός, from ξυστός, from ksύω, referring to its polished floor.

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  1. Xystus(noun)

    a long and open portico, for athletic exercises, as wrestling, running, etc., for use in winter or in stormy weather

  2. Origin: [L. xystus, Gr. , from to scrape, polish; -- so called from its smooth and polished floor.]

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