from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A superficial figure which crosses itself, as a figure 8.
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When this cross-figure is formed, all, as they stand, should face the East.
As the dancers sing they should take a step sidewise to the right, then return to the first position; then a step to the left and return, so that the whole cross-figure has a swaying motion accentuating the rhythm of the song, which should be sung smoothly and flowingly.
A crossnumber (also known as a cross-figure) is the numerical analogy of a crossword, in which the solutions to the clues are numbers instead of words.