Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A market-cross.

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Examples

  • "I had as lief take her dowry with this condition, to be whipped at the high-cross every morning."

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  • I cannot tell; but I had as lief take her dowry with this condition, to be whipped at the high-cross every morning.

    Act I. Scene I. The Taming of the Shrew

  • Thus he was dragged about by the filly through the road, scratching his bare breech all the way; she still multiplying her kicks against him, and straying for fear over hedge and ditch, insomuch that she trepanned his thick skull so that his cockle brains were dashed out near the Osanna or high-cross.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 4

  • Snap legdrop by Mysterio gets two and the men meet in mid-air going for high-cross bodies.

    Scott's Blog of Doom

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