• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cross-guard the bar, at right angles to the blade, forming the hilt-guard of a sword
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In literature:

The rear guard crossed at eight o'clock this morning.
"Diary of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery" by Theodore Reichardt
My favourite captain of the Guard, Baron Bathony, covered with snow, entered the vestibule as we crossed it.
"Long Live the King" by Guy Boothby
I will guard the threshold of that door as if it were a sanctuary, and woe to him if he cross it!
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 3" by Felix Dahn
On the 11th of September the advance-guard of their army crossed the Drave under the command of Jellachich.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Tharn, farthest from the group, was forced to cross the entire room before he could lay hands on the fourth guard.
"Warrior of the Dawn" by Howard Carleton Browne
Fascinated, Oona's eyes followed the two contrasting men as their paths criss-crossed like guards before some palace gate.
"The Brain" by Alexander Blade
Her crossed wrists were tied together before her by a cord that was held by one of the guards, and she was very pale.
"The Golden Amazons of Venus" by John Murray Reynolds
Rivers were crossed, and plains and bush traversed, whilst every caution was taken to guard against surprise.
"Adventures of Hans Sterk" by A.W. Drayson
They led Jesus out of the guard-room, and placed the cross on one of his bleeding shoulders.
"The Silver Cross or The Carpenter of Nazareth" by Eugène Sue
After giving their names they were allowed by the guard to cross the bridge.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
The river front is guarded so that a strange fly could hardly cross from Belgrade to Semlin!
"Under Fire For Servia" by Colonel James Fiske
There were no guards at the cross-roads, no indications of military precautions.
"The Day of Wrath" by Louis Tracy
It was the advance guard of the Red Cross Society, led by Clara Barton, that sheltered this derelict and messenger of woe.
"A Republic Without a President and Other Stories" by Herbert Ward
Before we got in, we had carried her almost a mile, taking turns with her on our crossed hands, and the odd feller guarding our Hun.
"Believe You Me!" by Nina Wilcox Putnam
Four customs-guards and four gendarmes had just now crossed the square in Albogasio Superiore.
"The Patriot" by Antonio Fogazzaro
The main nullah we had just crossed ran down towards the road passing the magazine, where by day there was always a guard.
"A Kut Prisoner" by H. C. W. Bishop
Half the guard will be in the river while we cross.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
This fact served as a pretext to ask the guard's permission to cross over to the shade on the other side.
"The Boy Spy" by Joseph Kerby
His corps formed a flank guard to the main Army of the Reserve, which crossed the St. Bernard under Napoleon himself.
"Napoleon's Marshals" by R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Flanked by guards, we cross the prison yard in close lockstep.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman

In poetry:

Could beauty ever guard her,
And virtue still reward her,
No foe would cross her border--
No friend within it pine!
"My Land" by Thomas Osborne Davis
For the fairy rulers of Babyland
Who guard the kingdom on every hand,
Have willed that no one shall keep the key
Who crosses into the Grown-up Sea.
"The Ah Goo Tongue" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

A lone British rower on a cross-Pacific odyssey who had eaten nothing for two weeks but a flying fish was rescued from his boat after a Coast Guard search plane found him, officials said.
Because this was the salamanders ' big night, and I was a salamander crossing guard.
School crossing guard accused of being drunk on job.
School crossing guard heartbroken over drunk arrest.
Patricia Gross, a school crossing guard in Sharpsburg, was arrested on suspicion of being drunk on the job.
School crossing guard hit at Hunter Middle School in Ooltewah.
More school crossing guards approved.
Another school crossing guard is to be posted in Cornersville because of a unanimous vote last week by the Marshall County school board.
Rites set for veteran Tulsa school crossing guard Elaine Hutchins, 82.
Do school crossing guards have the right to direct traffic.
School has been in session now for several weeks in some districts, and that means in your neighborhood you might notice a school crossing guard helping students across the street.
No cross words for this veteran school crossing guard.
Crossing Guard Louise Lopez chats with Gulfview Middle School seventh-grader Jason Anderson, 13, at the intersection of Seventh Avenue North and US 41 on Tuesday, May 13, 2008.
A border guard has been shot at the Douglas crossing in Surrey , B.C THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward.
Cranford kid's effort to restore crossing guards brings unfortunate civics lesson.

In science:

To guard against an unlucky choice of template, we used an iterative approach for crosscorrelation: For a first cross-correlation pass, a real, highS/N spectrum from the data set of a given star was chosen as template.
A Spectroscopic Survey of WNL Stars in the LMC: General Properties and Binary Status
The prevalence of this effect increases with the shower energy crossing the guard ring and therefore its rate is significantly reduced when considering only electrons impinging on the centre of the wafers.
Response of the CALICE Si-W Electromagnetic Calorimeter Physics Prototype to Electrons
The measurements with the physics prototype revealed a cross talk between the guard-ring, which surrounds the silicon wafers and neighboured silicon pads has been observed resulting in so-called square events of which the frequency increased with increasing energy of primary electrons .
A large scale prototype for a SiW electromagnetic calorimeter for a future linear collider
An undesirable feature was identified in beam tests with the physics prototype. A cross-talk was observed between the (electrically floating) sensor guard rings and the pixels at the sensor edge.
Calorimetry for Lepton Collider Experiments - CALICE results and activities
When a large energy was deposited in the guard ring (or an edge pixel), such cross-talk could give rise to cases where all pixels at the sensor edge recorded a signal, provoking so-called “square” events.
Calorimetry for Lepton Collider Experiments - CALICE results and activities