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sax

a tool resembling a small axe, used for cutting roofing slate

SAX

(saks) (now Beppo Sax) an Italian satellite for observations of X-ray sources, launched in April 1996 into an equatorial, near-Earth orbit. The combination of broad-band/narrow-field detectors, a wide-field camera, and a gamma ray burst monitor, provided a unique observing capability that gave rich dividends with the identification of the mysterious gamma ray burst sources with powerful explosive events in distant galaxies.

sax

[saks]
(design engineering)
A tool for chopping away the edges of roof slates; it has a pick at one end for making nail holes.

sax, slate ax

A slate cutter’s hammer; has a point at the back of the head for making nail holes in the slate.

SAX

(Simple API for XML) A programming interface (API) for accessing the contents of an XML document. SAX does not provide a random access lookup to the document's contents. It scans the document sequentially and presents each item to the application only one time. If the application does not save the data, it is no longer available. In contrast, the Document Object Model (DOM) converts the document's contents into a node tree that can be traversed back and forth via the programming interface (API). Both SAX and DOM are popular APIs for manipulating XML documents. See DOM and SOX.
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In the '50s, guys would get up on the bar and walk back and forth playing their saxes.
While you wouldn't want to begrudge the dedicated traditionalist some new creative range, when saxes bubble up on ``Summer's Gone'' and the title tune, you worry that Tyson's hung up his boots at the Kenny G Dude Ranch.
Fraser, playing tenor, alto and soprano saxes, boasts a rootsy, groove-based approach on the disc's outstanding solo sections.