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- adj. Not crossed
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of uncross.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not crossed; not canceled.
- Not limited as regards cashability or negotiability by crossing: as, an uncrossed check. See crossed check, under check, n.
- Not thwarted; not opposed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not crossed
- adj. (of a check) not crossed
Sorry, no etymologies found.
"uncrossed" when they are closed, and that the player who started the game crossed his feet if the scissors were crossed and, if not, his feet were uncrossed.
"They would scream as she crossed and uncrossed her legs."
Notice the long "s" which looks like an uncrossed "f" and the ligatures on the bottom line of this alphabet.
He uncrossed his arms and walked toward the road, vanishing into the darkness.
If we posit descent along uncrossed lines, it forms a nested hierarchy based on clades, that is, each ancestor grouped with all of its descendents.
If life evolves by descent with trait modification along uncrossed lines, then we can predict that traits should likewise group into a nested hierarchy.
Cyrus uncrossed his arms and pointed a gloved finger at him.
He uncrossed his legs and stretched them out under the table.
Later uncrossed arms and legs may be a sign of acceptance of your position or terms.
It's very easy to show that a nested hierarchy occurs when we have uncrossed lines of descent.