Definitions

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  • proper n. A topographic surname for someone who lived near a stone cross on a road

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Examples

  • Cross of Irony yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Cross of Irony '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: Ike\'s 50-year-old warning is more urgent than ever.

    Cross of Irony

  • To be fastened to the cross is to suffer the punishment of malefactors, but to carry the cross was esteemed as a public avowal of the condemned person, that the death he was going to suffer was justly ordained; and, therefore, when our Savior was in the act of carrying his Cross, he bore testimony to the justice of his condemnation.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • According to Wikipedia: "In the Gallican usage, beginning about the seventh century, the Feast of the Cross was celebrated on May 3, and called 'Crouchmas' for 'Cross Mass'."

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Cross Ownership Proposal yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Cross Ownership Proposal '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: Again and again, the FCC chairman has attempted to ram through rules that will encourage concentration despite the public\'s opposition. '

    Cross Ownership Proposal

  • Holiness is being under the cross, giving thanks for the Cross, letting the cross live in us, being where the crucified Christ is, among his suffering people and a suffering world.

    One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church

  • They kneel by the cross which Hubert and Althea have planted, and, folding piously their homely hands, thank God for the return of the one, the gift of the other, and for the Cross, and the Light, and the

    Hubert's Wife A Story for You

  • On admission, the "grithman" received a gown of black cloth "maid with a cross of yeallowe cloth called St. Cuthbert's Cross, sett on the lefte shoulder of the arme" and was permitted to lie "within the church or saunctuary in a grate ... standing and adjoining unto the Galilei dore on the south side," and "had meite, cost and charge for 37 days."

    The Customs of Old England

  • Even the people in London began to riot and say that Mary was Queen, and when one of the nobles on her side went to St. Paul's Cathedral, and there, standing beside a cross called St. Paul's Cross, where proclamations were made, cried out Mary was Queen, all the people shouted for joy.

    The Children's Book of London

  • -- The crux decussata or decussated cross, so called from its resemblance to the Roman decussis or symbol for the numeral 10, is in shape like the Greek letter chi; it is also known as St. Andrew's Cross, because that

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • He made a holy carving in the cave, of Christ upon the cross -- and he carved around it a number of creatures, not men only but birds and beasts, looking to the Cross, for he thought that the beasts also should have their joy in the great offering.

    The Isles of Sunset

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