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nix

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nixie,

in Germanic mythology, water sprite. The nixes could assume various shapes, most frequently as half human and half fish. They could do favors for humans, particularly in teaching them bewitching music, but for the most part they were treacherous and malignant.
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Nixie tubes were used in many electronic products such as petrol pumps, military equipment and early electronic desktop calculators.
For example, during the 2009 G-20 meetings, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Police Department command staff used Nixie's secure group text-messaging abilities to send secure messages about developing incidents to partner agencies providing security at multiple event locations.
"Nixie Pixie was Nicola's childhood nickname and if I had known we were going to be successful, I would never have given us such a stupid name!
Also, several capability upgrades to the AN/SLQ-25A (NIXIE) [torpedo decoy system] are being incorporated to improve both acoustic and nonacoustic system performance to counter current threat torpedoes.
Nixie, a fourth grader at SD Santa Ursula elementary school in Central Jakarta, flicked rapidly through a copy of Berani newspaper, looking for her favorite column.
Local darts hero Phil "Nixie" Nixon dropped in at a jobs workshop to urge them to aim high.
Ondina era una Nixie, un tipo de ninfa acuatica de la Europa central, ella era una princesa de su raza, pero al igual que el resto de las nixies carecia de alma.
Della was scared stiff, so was I, nixie, its just fun.
A significant part of Wednesday's concert, musically if not in length, was the premiere of Jonathan Girling's Grimm Tales: IV - The Water Nixie, commissioned as part of a Creative Partnerships project with five Birmingham schools, conducted with great aplomb by the CBSO's own Michael Seal.
As well as tackling Adelheid, Dye gives an interesting analysis of Werther's Lotte as a femme fatale, and takes another look at Goethe's perilously seductive water women: the new Melusine and the nixie in 'Der Fischer'.
The survivor here is 10-year-old Nixie, who narrowly avoids being killed when her entire family and best friend are murdered in their New York apartment.
According to the ship's official website, the Winnipeg is equipped with 16 Sea Sparrow surface-to-air and eight Harpoon surface-to-surface missiles; Mk46 Mod 5 torpedoes; Mk2 Bofors 57mm, Phalanx 20mm, and .50-caliber machine guns; and countermeasures that include six-barrel chaff launchers and the Nixie towed acoustic decoy.