Cross-birth

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cross-birth krŏs"bẽrth` (Med) Any preternatural labor, in which the body of the child lies across the pelvis of the mother, so that the shoulder, arm, or trunk is the part first presented at the mouth of the uterus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cross-birth A birth in which the child lies transversely within the uterus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cross-birth a birth in which the child lies transversely in the uterus
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Quotations

  • T. S. Eliot
    T.%20S.%20Eliot
    “The dream crossed twilight between birth and dying.”

Usage

In literature:

Never once since the birth of Naomi had he crossed the threshold of the synagogue.
"The Scapegoat" by Hall Caine
Five centuries before the birth of Christ these letters crossed the Adriatic and wandered from Athens to Rome.
"Ancient Man" by Hendrik Willem van Loon
We have mentioned the birth of Ben Jonson, near Charing-cross.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
On the cross Jesus would suffer the birth-pains of a new life for man and for the world.
"Quiet Talks about Jesus" by S. D. Gordon
From the garden we crossed over to a flouring-mill recently erected by a son-in-law of Don Antonio, a Frenchman by birth.
"What I Saw in California" by Edwin Bryant
Making self-control thy raft, cross thou its eddies which are represented by repeated births!
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
The dead-line is drawn at the gate of life: Man crosses it at birth.
"A Cynic Looks at Life" by Ambrose Bierce
You was a cross at yer birth, an' you've been a cross ever since.
"Liza of Lambeth" by W. Somerset Maugham
For twenty years before the birth of the International, Marx and Bakounin had crossed and recrossed each other's circle.
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter
We walked along George Street, that afternoon, and crossed the bridge to the island on which Limerick had its birth.
"The Charm of Ireland" by Burton Egbert Stevenson
The legend of Krishna's babyhood is a curious echo of the birth of our Lord and the crossing of the Red Sea combined.
"Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life" by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
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In poetry:

"A man, of blood-bespotted vest,
I saw upon the earth;
And Malta's cross upon his breast,
Spoke him of noble birth."
"The Hermit's Dog" by William Hayley
So thou, O Mary, years on years,
From child-birth to the cross,
Wast filled with yearnings, filled with fears,
Keen sense of love and loss.
"The Mother Mary" by George MacDonald
Three times thrice hath winter's rough white wing
Crossed and curdled wells and streams with ice
Since his birth whose praises love would sing
Three times thrice.
"A Ninth Birthday" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Her name, cut clear upon this marble cross,
Shines, as it shone when she was still on earth;
While tenderly the mild, agreeable moss
Obscures the figures of her date of birth.
"Tombstones In The Starlight" by Dorothy Parker

In news:

And in El Paso, Texas, researchers studied 500 women who regularly crossed the border into Mexico to buy birth control pills, where some US brands sell over the counter for a few dollars a pack.
Every year, 350,000 to 400,000 pregnant women enter the United States legally on visas or illegally by crossing our borders—to birth to their child.
Tena Ungvarsky headed home a Melissa Rivera cross for the match's only goal in the 68th minute and Archbishop Murphy secured the final state birth in the District 1/2 2A tournament.
A baby girl born at a South Texas border crossing will carry a name inspired by the US customs officer who held her first after her 19-year-old mother gave birth.
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In science:

Since these forces do not act on stars, some clusters might already be unbound at birth and disperse within a few crossing times.
Dissolution of Globular Clusters
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