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  • preposition Eye dialect spelling of across.


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  • Unless someone died in the midst of spelling acrostic, or has some kind of speech defect that prohibits the proper pronunciation of across, this isn't a word.

    If someone should happen to find some incredibly archaic definition for it, well, great. Until then... ARGH!

    February 23, 2007

  • Used by Alfred Lord Tennyson in Crossing the Bar, Leonardo di Vinci used it also. It has been around for quite a while.

    November 29, 2007

  • Thanks danpage0! Glad to know it's actually a word after all.

    November 29, 2007

  • These citations may well be authentic, but this word in common usage is still bad English. I second the ARGH.

    June 30, 2008