Special Sub-Topic: Ax Me No Questions
anthrax. I hope whoever is sending anthrax through the mail dies of the inhalation form him or herself (or themselves).
taxidermy. I believe this was a hobby of Norman Bates in the movie 'Psycho'.
|Beauty product mogul?|
Max Factor. He helped movie stars look gorgeous in Hollywood's glory days.
|Agent 99's partner on a 60s TV show?|
Maxwell Smart & Max Smart. Sorry about that, Chief!
|Rule of conduct?|
maxim & axiom. Maxim is also the name of the hero in the book 'Rebecca'.
|A TV show AND a vehicle or form of transportation?|
Taxi. This show was a vehicle--get it?--for many fine actors including Judd Hirsch, Danny DeVito, Andy Kaufman, Carol Kane, and Christopher Lloyd.
flaxen. I think of 'flaxen' as a fairytale word--flaxen hair, ruby lips, and so on.
|Short for facsimile?|
fax. Fax machines seem less necessary now that we have email.
|Branford Marsalis is one.|
saxophonist. I've also seen the word 'saxist' in music criticism.
|None of your _______!|
beeswax. I think it's amazing how bees construct honeycombs--making all those perfect little hexagonal honey compartments out of wax that they make in their own bodies.
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