To cross a check

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To cross a check (Eng. Banking) to draw two parallel transverse lines across the face of a check, with or without adding between them the words “and company”, with or without the words “not negotiable”, or to draw the transverse lines simply, with or without the words “not negotiable” (the check in any of these cases being crossed generally). Also, to write or print across the face of a check the name of a banker, with or without the words “not negotiable” (the check being then crossed specially). A check crossed generally is payable only when presented through a bank; one crossed specially, only when presented through the bank mentioned.
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Usage

In literature:

Once Laputa checked me with his hand as I was going to speak, and in silence we crossed the kloof of a little stream.
"Prester John" by John Buchan
When they had crossed three or four fields without a check, Arthur began to lag; and Tom seeing this shouted to Martin to pull up a bit.
"Tom Brown's Schooldays" by Thomas Hughes
A series of checks forced Marshal Maillebois to effect a retreat; the enemy's armies crossed the Var, and invaded French territory.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Napoleon sent her a check for twenty thousand francs as a testimonial of his admiration, and to Crescentini he sent the order of the Iron Cross.
"Great Singers, First Series" by George T. Ferris
By a cross current of air which tends to check the draught.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
Facility in pairing animals, or their inhabiting a confined area, is advantageous as a check to free crossing.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Now like as not the Germans have determined to dispute the passage of the crossing, and left a big force there to hold Joffre's men in check.
"The Big Five Motorcycle Boys on the Battle Line" by Ralph Marlow
Having crossed the Po to punish the Insubrians, he at first met with a severe check and was forced to capitulate.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
If you want to send a check to the Red Cross or some other society of the kind, it would suit us better than anything else.
"The Radio Boys at Mountain Pass" by Allen Chapman
Perhaps we mail a check to the Red Cross.
"Comrade Yetta" by Albert Edwards
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In news:

A firefighter with the Boone County Fire Protection District crosses burned brush Wednesday as he checks on the safety and progress of the other firefighters called to the scene south of Hallsville.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom was ordered to sit out Thursday night as a result of a cross-check at the end of Game 3.
A Watkinsville woman was killed Wednesday night after being struck by a car as she crossed the road to check her mail, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
A new website set up by Pacific Blue Cross allows people to check out the prices at different pharmacies for hundreds of common prescription drugs, including Celebrex.
An Omaha teenager will hand over a $1,200 check Friday afternoon to the American Red Cross for flood victims.
One of my good friends alerted me when Lush was opening an outpost at the Macy's at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, but I never got a chance to check it out.
A new website set up by Pacific Blue Cross allows people to check out the prices at different pharmacies for hundreds of common prescription drug s, including Celebrex.
Check it out, all Lubbock high schools usually host firework stands in the summer as a way to raise money for their cross country and track programs, obviously that was not possible this year due to the drought and the ban on all fireworks.
You can also mail a check to: the American Red Cross , PO Box 37243, Washington, DC, 20013.
For that reason, the department is requiring Mequon to periodically check sanitary sewers at stream crossings to prevent breaks, according to a notice of non-compliance.
After checking to make sure his boat line is secure, Bob Casseday crosses a flooded street just over the bridge along Savannah Road in Lewes.
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In science:

One can only look forward to further cross-checks, and one interesting one would for example be the experimental verification of appropriate scaling with nuclear charge Z for constant A.
Moriond 2009, QCD and High Energy Interactions: Theory Summary
The longitudinal diffractive structure function, in analogy with the inclusive case, is approximately proportional to the diffractive gluon density, and a measurement of F D L provides an independent cross check of the gluon density extracted from the scaling violations of F D 2 .
Diffraction and Vector Mesons Working Group Summary
As a cross-check of the eventual systematic uncertainty introduced by this choice, the same procedure is applied using the b-quarks before radiation, which are produced directly by the matrix element computation, and the difference in the results is found to be negligible.
THE TOOLS AND MONTE CARLO WORKING GROUP Summary Report from the Les Houches 2009 Workshop on TeV Colliders
As a cross-check, also the result of the LO matrix element computation used as input to the parton shower algorithm is considered in the following and is labeled as LO only.
THE TOOLS AND MONTE CARLO WORKING GROUP Summary Report from the Les Houches 2009 Workshop on TeV Colliders
But some characterization of the new physics would be invaluable in terms of suggesting where to look for corroborations of discoveries, to perform cross-checks, or indeed to further enhance our knowledge about the nature of the physics in a sort of bootstrap process.
Tools for extracting new physics in events with missing transverse momentum
I = 1/2 decays between isobaric analog states provide a reasonable alternative to superallowed decays, and an effective cross-check of some of the theoretical corrections implicit in the analysis of nuclear decays.
V_ud and V_us: CKM 2010 working group I summary
The existing algorithm works well in many respects, but is by no means to be considered as a definite solution to the problem. A somewhat different approach has been implemented to allow some cross-checks, and further alternatives may appear in the future.
QCD Event Generators
As a check we applied the same technique to the crossed box and triangle graphs.
Peripheral Nucleon-Nucleon Phase Shifts and Chiral Symmetry
These latter only depend on one form-factor to a much larger extent thus allowing for an independent cross-check of the decay with two charged pions.
Report of the Working Group on Goldstone Boson Production and Decay
The issue in early 70’s was a check of QCD itself: and we did found that, for example, the total cross section of e+e− → hadrons is close to total cross section of annihilation to all species of quarks.
Partial Summary of Section a (CONFINEMENT Mechanism, Flux Tubes and String)
In this situation cross checks between various processes, and predictions of observables such as quarkonium polarization and differential cross sections, are crucial in order to assess the importance of different quarkonium production mechanisms, as well as the limitations of a particular theoretical approach.
Heavy-Flavour Production at HERA
The measurement of Bd -mixing is an important cross check and provides a valuable input to the extraction CP-violation parameters in the b system.
New Results from CLEO
Preliminary results of the HBT analysis presented by the PHENIX Collaboration agree with the STAR results within error bars but do not provide a sufficient cross check due to the limited statistics of the first analysis.
HBT and Fluctuations: Recent Results
We have checked that they yield a curve that is similar in shape to the total NLO cross section.
The contribution of the four-parton final states to gamma* gamma* -> hadrons
As a cross-check on this, the total kinetic energy from the calculation is determined and compared with the RHIC center of mass energy of √s = 130 GeV to see that they are in reasonable agreement.
Can hadronic rescattering explain the large elliptic flow and small HBT radii seen at RHIC?
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