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  • n. The reading of the lines of a newspaper directly across the page, instead of down the columns, thus producing a ludicrous combination of ideas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The reading of the lines of a newspaper directly across the page, instead of down the columns, thus producing a ludicrous combination of ideas.

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  • The fact that time seems to pass very slowly to us, and space seems so vast, is a product of our remotely and electromagnetically observing (cross-reading) our 4D event horizon existence in extreme, but mathematically predictable and definable gravitational time dilation, at certain coordinates in the manifold … place in scale … space/time.

    Incompatible Arrows, IV: F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • It wasn't until there was a major policy change at Marvel where everything had to be an EVENT that the title began to require so much cross-reading.

    Self-Contained Title Experiment | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • Of course, I took the time to link the two together, to ensure as much cross-reading as possible, and over the two weeks that followed my very young blog not yet two months old! experienced levels of traffic that are small beans by some site's standards but pretty good for a four-week-old blog that tries to marry art, technology, education and daily life by some guy who animates in PowerPoint.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • The _World's_ cross-reading is a capital one, bringing the pigs together nicely, and suggesting the following remarks:

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 03, April 16, 1870

  • Remember the old proverb, "Cross-writing makes cross-reading."

    The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (Rev. C. L. Dodgson)

  • These are full of a strange, subdued, old, midsummer interest to me: and though, from the numerous effacements, it is much like cross-reading to make them out; yet, I must here copy a few at random: --

    Redburn. His First Voyage

  • House of Commons, young Burke actually ran away, which an Orangeman compared to a cross-reading in the newspapers: -- Yesterday the Catholic resolutions were moved, etc., but, the pistol missing fire, the villains ran off!

    The Journal of Sir Walter Scott From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford

  • Recently, they started a Round Robin where members would be coerced invited to join in this exercise so that there will be cross-reading between blogs in Team Blue.

    Anime Nano!

  • a lump of metal; but the _World_ of March 26th has an accidental, though none the less curious, "cross-reading," which brings foreign pig directly into contact with domestic.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 03, April 16, 1870

  • He does a great job of cross-reading and working his progressions as the play goes along and as the play breaks down, making plays with his feet sometimes. "

    North Carolina Tar Heels News -- www.tarheelblue.com

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