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  1. plural form of chœnix
    • 1917, Robert Dick Wilson, Studies in the Book of Daniel, G. P. Putnam’s Sons; Chapter X., page #218:
      The Ethiopians bordering on Egypt, whom Cambyses subdued when he marched against the Macrobian‐Ethiopians, and who dwell about the sacred city of Nysa, and celebrate festivals of Bacchus — these Ethiopians and their neighbors use the same grain as the Calantian Indians, and live in subterraneous dwellings — both these bring every third year, and they continued to do so to my time, two chœnices of unmolten gold, two hundred blocks of ebony, five Ethiopian boys, and twenty large elephants’ tusks.