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in English folklore, spirit or fairy. The pixie is commonly represented as a mischievous imp who delights in flustering young maidens and leading travelers astray.
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(in folklore) a fairy or elf
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(Preboot EXecution Environment) An Intel Wired for Management (WfM) capability that enables a PC to boot from the server. It enables remote booting (boot the OS), remote emergency booting (boot a diagnostic program) and remote new system startup (boot the installation program to install the OS). PXE is supported in the BIOS. See BIOS, remote boot, remote emergency boot and remote new system startup.


(PCI EXtensions for Instrumentation) A peripheral bus specialized for data acquisition and real-time control systems. Introduced in 1997, PXI uses the CompactPCI 3U and 6U form factors and adds trigger lines, a local bus and other functions suited for measurement applications. See VXI.
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Goodman, with her pixyish appearance and Southern-tinged, quavery voice, had an eclectic show business career.
On ground zero developer Larry Silverstein: "a preternaturally zippy man who has been cast in an unlikely starring role." On architect Daniel Libeskind: "whose bubbly, pixyish demeanor contrasts almost comically with his severe black clothing and rectangular eyeglasses, has a talent for packaging his own stories and ideas." On ground zero itself: "a sinkhole of good intentions where it was as difficult to demolish a building as to construct one."
Eva Hesse was a pixyish, vivacious young woman in her early thirties.