Norman cross

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Norman cross an elaborate memorial cross like a Gothic turret set on the ground, or on the base of a few steps, with niches for figures and pinnacles
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. crois (Fr. croix)—L. cruc-em, orig. an upright post to which latterly a cross-piece was added.

Usage

In literature:

A remnant of Christian natives had promoted the success of the Normans: they were rewarded by the triumph of the cross.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 5" by Edward Gibbon
The summer twilight was sobering every tint, when, as Norman crossed the cricket-field, he heard, in the distance, a loud shout.
"The Daisy Chain" by Charlotte Yonge
Edward Norman looked at her keenly, and his face flushed a moment as an idea of her purpose crossed his mind.
"In His Steps" by Charles M. Sheldon
At least, so said the Normans, and they extolled the Black Cross as much as their predecessors.
"The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune" by A. D. Crake
During the cross-examination Norman sat a silent witness.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
Not a thought crossed my mind of deserting the little Norman village where I could be of use.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
The Abbe de Saint-Pierre; 5 Norman Crosses (with Engravings); 6.
"Notes and Queries, Number 64, January 18, 1851" by Various
The heavily-armed Norman soldiers could not cross the marsh.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
However, we may take it as almost certain that Borrow received his first impression of the gypsies in these early days at Norman Cross.
"George Borrow and His Circle" by Clement King Shorter
The lower roof of this gateway is a good specimen of a plain Norman roof, being groined with bold cross ribs.
"The New Guide to Peterborough Cathedral" by George S. Phillips
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In poetry:

"As God shall will! what matters where
A true man's cross may stand,
So Heaven be o'er it here as there
In pleasant Norman land?
"Norembega" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The Norman walled this town against the country
To stop his ears to the yelping of his slave
And built a church in the form of a cross but denoting
The List of Christ on the cross, in the angle of the nave.
"Carrickfergus" by Louis MacNeice

In news:

Lee Mullen of Norman played his guitar and sang "Cry Lonely" from Cross Canadian Ragweed.
No matter its age, Groovefest gets going Sunday, bringing a day's worth of good music and — fingers crossed — good weather to Norman.
Members of the girls' cross country team that won the meet at Glencoe last Thursday, Sept 20 are, from left: April Feist, Dana Norman, Parry Larson, Judy Larson, Abbie Schnabel and Kayla Engelstad.
Police say Grace Drynan, 21 of Boise was crossing Main street Monday afternoon when she was struck by a vehicle driven by 83 year old Norman Hovey of Moscow.
Police say Grace Drynan, 21 of Boise was crossing Main street Monday afternoon when she was struck by a vehicle driven by 83 year old Norman Hovey of Moscow .
Lake Norman Charter runners who will compete in the N.C 1A cross country championships Nov 5 include (from left) Michael Westbay, Danielle Clark, Chris Hack, Sarah Hardin and Stephanie Zaino.
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In science:

In order to compare with F99 results, each panel displays the average results of all simulations (dashed line), results from Jenkins’ & Pearce’s simulation using Hydra SPH (triangles), and the simulation of Bryan & Norman using the SAMR Eulerian code (crosses).
A new multidimensional AMR Hydro+Gravity Cosmological code
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