Definition of hex sign in English:
A design usually in the shape of a star, wheel, or rosette on a circular field. Formerly, hex signs were painted on barns, especially by the Pennsylvania Dutch, and were thought to ward off evil.
- When new, the facade of the chest sometimes resembled a patchwork quilt; others were decorated with beautiful circular designs that resembled mandalas or so-called hex signs painted on barns in Pennsylvania.
- Feathers are cut to make quill pens that the students will write with, and hex signs are painted in the style of these traditional barn designs.
- The dark oak bar was decorated with green-striped squashes; tulip hex signs lined the shelves.
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