Cross file

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cross file a double convex file, used in dressing out the arms or crosses of fine wheels.
    • Cross file etc. See under Bastard Cross, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

We reached the bottom, and the long file turned and hurried silently northward, searching for a crossing.
"The Crossing" by Winston Churchill
But a hundred paces further on they saw two more, and then there suddenly appeared a long file of crosses bearing lions.
"Salammbo" by Gustave Flaubert
The troops were halted at this first stream, some crossing it, and others deploying in single file to the right.
"Notes of a War Correspondent" by Richard Harding Davis
It was seven A.M. when Gibbon had crossed the river with his division, and filed into position on Sedgwick's right.
"The Campaign of Chancellorsville" by Theodore A. Dodge
Hundreds of Jesuits, with thousands of the populace, had filed behind the cross and the host.
"The Trail of the Sword, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
They had had a difficult place to cross in single file at the head of the gully.
"Dick Onslow" by W.H.G. Kingston
Cross section of file 56 55.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Hurrying to the nearest telegraph pole, he swarmed up to the cross-tree, and quickly filed through the wire on one side of the glass insulator.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
When he came to the Cross a long string of carts was filing from the Skeighan Road, and passing across to the street leading Fleckie-ward.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
He aimed at the cross-belt of a man in the middle of the file, and pulled the trigger.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Checking the files wouldn't be enough; he wouldn't know how to ask the proper cross-filing questions.
"The Asses of Balaam" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Files of cavalry came out of the woods and crossed the grain fields in the direction of St. Amand, the large village at the left of Fleurus.
"Waterloo" by Émile Erckmann
Four files followed close upon my heels, who had been sent ahead to make sure of the means of crossing.
"Horse-Shoe Robinson" by John Pendleton Kennedy
Between the trestles other light poles are laid and tied, forming the floor upon which men can cross in single file.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
It was drawing near to sundown when the head of the retiring troops filed on to the bridge and crossed the orange-tinted, flashing river.
"Draw Swords!" by George Manville Fenn
The correspondence in this file was sufficiently at cross purposes to be more amusing than most correspondence.
"What Not" by Rose Macaulay
At one place a bridge over a stream was gone and the whole division had to cross over single file.
"Average Americans" by Theodore Roosevelt
I drew the command off and filed to the right to cross Flat Creek to march for Farmville.
"From Manassas to Appomattox" by James Longstreet
They crossed the city without attracting attention, but the procession that filed onto the ferry-boat could not long remain unnoticed.
"The Dorrance Domain" by Carolyn Wells
Led by dauntless Sergeant Henny-Penny, they crossed the creek in single file on a tippy tree-trunk.
"Everyday Adventures" by Samuel Scoville
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In poetry:

Then, with inviolate curve, forsake our eyes
As apparitional as sails that cross
Some page of figures to be filed away;
—Till elevators drop us from our day . . .
"To Brooklyn Bridge" by Harold Hart Crane
The Abbess crossed herself, and each nun
Did the same, then one by one,
They filed to the chapel, that incensed prayers
Might plead for the life of this sister of theirs.
Clotilde, the Inspired!
"The Book Of Hours Of Sister Clotilde" by Amy Lowell

In news:

Star-Leder file photo Bruce Nagel, who represented Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield policy holders who had coverage claims for eating disorder s denied or partially denied.
A woman crosses College Avenue in New Brunswick in this October file photo.
The Town of Cross Plains filed a lawsuit Monday against Hot Rods Strip Club.
In this Aug 3, 1967 file photo, George Harrison, of the Beatles, left, sits cross-legged with his musical mentor, Ravi Shankar of India , in Los Angeles, as Harrison explains to newsmen that Shankar is teaching him to play the sitar.
The Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center filed suit against Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield yesterday for refusing to pay for bone-marrow therapy and treatment with the drug Taxol for some patients.
3, 1967 file photo shows George Harrison, of the Beatles, left, sitting cross-legged with his musical mentor, Ravi Shankar, of India, in Los Angeles, as Harrison explains to newsmen that Shankar is teaching him to play the sitar / AP.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana has filed for regulatory approval for its proposed deal with Health Care Service Corp.
Brewer Jon Cross adds rice shells to a brew of White Rascal at Avery Brewing Company in Boulder last May (Cliff Grassmick / Camera file photo).
Brewer Jon Cross adds grain to a batch of White Rascal at Avery Brewing Company last May (Cliff Grassmick / Camera file photo).
FILE--Canadian cross-country skier Beckie Scott displays her gold medal she was awarded at a ceremony in Vancouver, Friday, June 25, 2004.
Star Ledger file photo A commuter train crosses the Portal Bridge, which runs between Secaucus and Kearny.
A rebuttal has been filed today to a recall challenge for the La Crosse city council president.
In this Aug 4, 2012 file photo, residents collect emergency goods, including kitchen sets and blankets, distributed by North Korean Red Cross officials in the flood-stricken city of Anju in South Phyongan Province, North Korea.
3, 1967 file photo shows George Harrison, of the Beatles, left, sitting cross-legged with his musical mentor, Ravi Shankar , of India, in Los Angeles, as Harrison explains to newsmen that Shankar is teaching him to play the sitar / AP.
Racers cross the finish line in the masters race at the 75th All-American Soap Box Derby, in this Saturday, July 21, 2012 file photo taken in Akron, Ohio.
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In science:

We also cross checked the social network with the data about the social network from the interviews (when they answered the question ―Who they talk to and how often?‖). Code Ownership: We relied on the CVS log files, which has been used by others , to calculate code ownership.
Identifying Coordination Problems in Software Development: Finding Mismatches between Software and Project Team Structures
The physicist then provides the events predicted by the model — either in the form of commands to Pythia (Pythia Input), which Quaero will use to generate events, or in the form of a file containing the four-vectors of the events predicted (Signal File), together with the cross section of the process (xsec).
Quaero: Motivation, Summary, Status
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