Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

Wordnik Word of the Day: Quincunx

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quincunx

An arrangement of five objects in a square, one at each corner and one in the middle; especially, an arrangement, as of trees, in such squares continuously.

In botany, same as quincuncial estivation.

In astrology, the position of planets when distant from each other five signs or 150°.

A Roman brass coin of five unciæ.

A reliquary in the shape of a cross, the four parts of which can be folded over the central one.