Geneva cross

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Geneva cross (Mil) a red Greek cross on a white ground; -- the flag and badge adopted in the Geneva convention.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Geneva Cross a red cross on a white ground displayed for protection in war of persons serving in hospitals, &c
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Usage

In literature:

The brothers, who wore upon their black robes the red Geneva cross, were kneeling around the body and praying in a low tone.
"A Romance of Youth, Complete" by Francois Coppee
At that date he started for Geneva on his way to Italy, crossing the Alps by the Simplon.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVII. No. 101. May, 1876." by Various
I can hardly wait for you to see my lovely St. Bernard with his Red Cross of Geneva, and the medal that he has earned the right to wear.
"The Little Colonel's Hero" by Annie Fellows Johnston
We hoist the Geneva flag with its red cross, and every civilised foe respects that ensign.
"Dr. Dumany's Wife" by Mór Jókai
The trappings of his horse are thickly sprinkled with Geneva crosses.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
The cross was made by Mr. Reed and the seedlings were sent to Geneva by the late Mr. Bixby.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The Geneva Cross is the badge of international charity and help.
"Face to Face with Kaiserism" by James W. Gerard
The International Committee of the Red Cross at Geneva has been a centre of kindliness in the midst of carnage.
"The Better Germany in War Time" by Harold Picton
He returned in 1841 to Lucerne; walked up Mont Pilate on foot, crossed the St. Gothard, and returned by Lausanne and Geneva.
"On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Ruskin
He returned in 1841 to Lucerne; walked up Mont Pilate on foot, crossed the St. Gothard, and returned by Lausanne and Geneva.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
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In news:

GENEVA — The outgoing head of the Red Cross delegation in Afghanistan says civilians are in greater danger with less hope for peace than when he arrived on his job seven years ago.
Ruby Geneva Koontz Cross, 95, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Wednesday Sept 19, 2012, at Colonial Place with the care of Mountain Hospice.
GENEVA – Syria's civil war has been in a downward spiral since summer that makes it impossible for the Red Cross to cope with some of the country's humanitarian needs, the Red Cross president said Thursday.
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