from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A structure consisting essentially of an upright and a crosspiece, anciently used as a gibbet in punishment by crucifixion, now, in various reduced or representative forms, as a symbol of the Christian faith.
- noun A structure or monument in the form of a cross, or with a cross upon it, set up by the wayside, in market-places, etc., in Greek and Roman Catholic countries, to excite devotion.
- noun A small cross with a human figure attached to it, as a representation of Christ crucified; a crucifix.
- noun Something resembling a cross, or some device in the form of a cross.
- noun In England, formerly, any coin bearing the representation of a cross. The common reverse type of English silver coins from William I. to James I. was a cross.
- noun The crucifixion of Christ; the sufferings and death of Christ as a necessary part of his mission; the atonement.
- noun The Christian religion, or those who accept it; Christianity; Christendom.
- noun Any suffering voluntarily borne in Christ's name and for Christ's sake.
- noun Anything that thwarts, obstructs, perplexes, or troubles; hindrance; vexation; misfortune; opposition; trial of patience.
- noun A mixing of breeds in the production of animals; an animal of a cross-breed.
- noun In botany, a cross-breed in plants, produced by cross-fertilizing individuals of different varieties of the same species.
- noun A four-way joint or connection in a wrought-or cast-iron pipe.
- noun In electricity, the accidental contact of two wires or conductors belonging to different circuits, or of two parts of the same circuit, in such a manner that a portion of the current flows from one to the other. When such a cross exists between two lines or circuits, they are said to be cross-circuited.
- noun In sporting, a contest decided dishonestly, through one of the parties allowing himself to be beaten, for the sake of gaining money by betting or bribery.
- noun The scarlet lychnis, Lychnis Chalcedonica, from the form and color of the flower.
- noun A society formed by clerical members of the extreme ritualistic section of the English Church.
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The sun rises, crosss the sky, goes down and then somehow hurries back to the east so it can rise again the next day.
It want end even when they tell her it is, "How can a black man be elected when I am supported by all of these lower income people who want me to be president" She will not give it up nor go away, she will continue to bur every bridge she crosss.
My vision of tuteur involves crosss pieces, which can be made with some copper wire on hand in the shed.
With 50% unemployment for black men in our urban communities a crosss America we need the stimulus package.
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There is no real consistency to what happens as you crosss over the border.
You can't legislate aginst mass choice, whtehr it's drugs, booze, or people who crosss our border who'd rather not starve to death.
Finally, the twelve crosss on the interior walls are anointed with holy chrism and incensed by the bishop; the altar-cloths, vases, and ornaments of the church and altar are blessed, and solemn or low Mass is celebrated by the bishop.
The stream we had to crosss was really pretty - full of rocks which had been piled up into little buildings - it looked lovely.
Ron: The crosss slope is maintained by the dummy surface.