Red Cross

Definitions

  • By Slipshoe Lane to the Red Cross Inn, Reigate
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Red Cross an international organization that cares for the sick or wounded or homeless in wartime
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Nobel Peace prize was first awarded in 1901 to Jean Henry Dunant, who was the founder of the Swiss Red Cross
    • Red Cross A hospital or ambulance service established as a result of, though not provided for by, the Geneva convention of 1864; any of the national societies for alleviating the sufferings of the sick and wounded war, also giving aid and relief during great calamities; also, a member or worker of such a society; -- so called from the badge of neutrality; the Geneva cross.
    • Red cross The cross of St. George, the national emblem of the English.
    • Red Cross The crusaders or the cause they represented.
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Usage

In literature:

This is the kind of work the Air Line League proposes on a national scale like the Red Cross to arrange for and do.
"The Ghost in the White House" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Three weeks ago an old friend returned from his Red Cross work in France.
"The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon" by Newell Dwight Hillis
There's a Red Cross in Greenwald and they are askin' all who can to help.
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers
There are, of course, nurses on board, and other Red Cross workers.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
Let us take another society of the same kind, that of the Red Cross.
"The Conquest of Bread" by Peter Kropotkin
The Red Cross Society has made every provision for their comfort and happiness possible.
"A War-time Journal, Germany 1914 and German Travel Notes" by Harriet Julia Jephson
Whenever we arrived we shouted "Red Cross, Red Cross," in order to help make them realise we were not Vigilantes.
"The Melting-Pot" by Israel Zangwill
Then you'll never think much of giving four white quattrini for a red cross.
"Romola" by George Eliot
He passed ambulances, too, blue vehicles covered with framed yellow canvas, flying the red cross.
"Lorraine" by Robert W. Chambers
Knitting made her think of Red Cross work, and that led straight to the awful thought of a Current Events test shortly coming off.
"Judy of York Hill" by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
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In poetry:

Cross child! red, and frowning so?
'I, the day just over,
Gave a lock of hair to--no!
How DARE you say, my lover?'
"A Girl's Sin - In Her Eyes" by Francis Thompson
He upon your cross that hangeth,
It is writ of priestly pen,
On the night they built his gibbet,
Drank red wine among his men.
"The Outlaw" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
With a step unswerving and a speed deserving
A better reward—alack!
You crossed the room 'neath the red globes' gloom,
Bent on the sandwich's track
"The Song Of The Sandwich" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
And wheresoe'er in earth's wide field,
Ye lift, for Him, the red-cross shield,
Be this your song, your joy and pride -
"Our Champion went before and died."
"Tuesday In Whitsun-Week" by John Keble
Close, by the wond'ring Bride they pass'd,
The red Sun sinking slowly:
And to the little cross they hied—
And there she saw them, side by side,
Kneeling, with fervour holy.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson
'Our enemies have fallen, have fallen: they came;
The leaves were wet with women's tears: they heard
A noise of songs they would not understand:
They marked it with the red cross to the fall,
And would have strown it, and are fallen themselves.
"The Princess (part 6)" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

Red Cross evacuates 7 from restive Syrian area.
How to donate through the Red Cross to help victims of Sandy.
Makes $100,000 Donation to American Red Cross.
Enlarge Britney Lillya The American Red Cross of New Jersey South Jersey Chapter held a flag raising ceremony at the Clara Barton Service Area Thursday afternoon.
Red Cross Flag Raising Ceremony gallery (25 photos).
HUNTERDON COUNTY — Pets are sheltered by CART, County Animal Response Team, at Hunterdon County Complex in Raritan Township, while their owners stay at the Red Cross shelter in the same complex on November 3, 2012.
(AP/WMOT) — The Nashville Red Cross is providing emergency shelter for more than 170 senior citizens.
Mitt Romney donated to the Red Cross.
All proceeds are being donated to the American Red Cross and smaller local charities in areas affected by Sandy.
The American Red Cross has sent over 6,000 volunteers into areas with billions of dollars of damage.
Spanish Red Cross launches unprecedented campaign to help people hard hit by economic crisis.
American Red Cross's Taste of Spring at X20 Xaviars on the Hudson.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Red Cross Haiti Development Fund.
First, the association will donate $5,000 to the American Red Cross.
When hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, the Red Cross announced a toll-free telephone hotline to help victims and their families find each other.
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In science:

Now, consider that the isocline 5 which crosses B gives rise to red triangles.
About the domino problem in the hyperbolic plane, a new solution
For the crossing of legs and bases, we have al l possible cases for blue and red legs, the blue-0 case being excluded by definition, and also al l possible cases for the basis, this time the blue-0 case being taking into account.
About the domino problem in the hyperbolic plane, a new solution
Blue circles denote stable fixed points V ′ (s∗ ; B ) < 0, while red crosses denote unstable fixed points V ′ (s∗ ; B ) > 0.
Resonant Cooling of Nuclear Spins in Quantum Dots
Crosses mark MS stars, triangles solar analogs, filled (red) circles CTTS, and open (blue) circles WTTS.
X-rays from young stars - a summary of highlights from the XMM-Newton Extended Survey of the Taurus Molecular Cloud (XEST)
Model based (blue bars ) and empirical standard deviations (red crosses ) of ˆβ1,g as described in the text.
A statistical framework for the analysis of microarray probe-level data
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