Really? The challenge of X sent me running to the dictionary. I confess that I didn't know these words until I ran through the short X list. But never let ignorance stop you from giving it the old college try. Hence:
The xanthoutic light bathes the columns that mark the entrance to The Morcom Rose Garden. The garden is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood off a busy street. Many Oaklanders don't know it exists.
The sign that marks its entrance is a simple example of xylography.
This garden opened in 1932 and now features 6,000 plants throughout its eight acres. It also includes terraces, a cascade fountain and a reflecting pool. It is a popular venue for weddings. With all the budget cuts, the city relies on the Friends of the garden to help maintain it.
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