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or AX MY A-E. A common reply to any question; still deemed wit at sea, and formerly at court, under the denomination of selling bargains. See BARGAIN.
sb. a newt or eft, a lizardVariants: aske, asker, askis, pl. arskesEtymology: Anglo-Saxon áðexe : Old Saxon egithassa; cp. Old High German egidehsa (G. eidechse ).