• Descent from the Cross
    Descent from the Cross
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crossness a disposition to be ill-tempered
    • n crossness an irritable petulant feeling
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Crossed Running Noose Crossed Running Noose
Washington Crossing the Delaware Washington Crossing the Delaware
The Market Cross, Chichester The Market Cross, Chichester
St Cross, Winchester St Cross, Winchester

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mr. Butts invented the game SCRABBLE. The game was originally called "Criss Cross Words."
    • n Crossness The quality or state of being cross; peevishness; fretfulness; ill humor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Nobel Peace prize was first awarded in 1901 to Jean Henry Dunant, who was the founder of the Swiss Red Cross
    • n crossness Transverseness; intersection.
    • n crossness Peevishness; fretfulness; ill humor; perverseness.
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  • Francois Muriac
    Francois Muriac
    “No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.”
  • Cecil B. De Mille
    Cecil B. De Mille
    “What I have crossed out I didn't like. What I haven't crossed out I'm dissatisfied with.”
  • Proverb
    “Don't cross the bridge till you come to it.”
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    “False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.”
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    “This race is never grateful: from the first, One fills their cup at supper with pure wine, Which back they give at cross-time on a sponge, In bitter vinegar.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Like two doomed ships that pass in storm we had crossed each other's way: but we made no sign, we said no word, we had no word to say.”


At cross purposes - When people are at cross purposes, they misunderstand each other or have different or opposing objectives.
Cross my heart and hope to die - People say this to show how sincere their promise is.
Cross swords - When people cross swords, they argue or dispute. This expression is used when some groups accuse each other for non-adherence to norms. Actually no sword is used but the tempo of the argument is high enough to cause worsening of the already bad situation. It is a tussle (vehement struggle without use of arms) between the parties to establish supremacy.
Cross that bridge when you come to it - If you will cross that bridge when you come to it, you will deal with a problem when it arises, but not until that point
Cross to bear - If someone has a cross to bear, they have a heavy burden of responsibility or a problem that they alone must cope with.
Crossing the Rubicon - When you are crossing the Rubicon, you are passing a point of no return. After you do this thing, there is no way of turning around. The only way left is forward.
Dot all the i's and cross all the t's - If you dot all the i's and cross all the t's, you do something very carefully and thoroughly.
Get your wires crossed - If people get their wires cross, they misunderstand each other, especially when making arrangements. ('Get your lines crossed' is also used.)
I'll cross that road when I come to it - I'll think about something just when it happens, not in advance.
Keep your fingers crossed - If you are keeping your fingers crossed, you are hoping for a positive outcome.


In literature:

Crosses the Mohlamo into the district of Ilala in great pain.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
The young man crossed the room.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
That the engine is not passing over bridges or cattle guards, crossings, switches, interlocking fixtures, or in yards.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
A tortoise-shell cat crossed the yard leisurely.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
God made the Cross the instrument of the redemption.
"The Excellence of the Rosary" by M. J. Frings
As to varieties I planted the following: Wilder, Victoria, Prince Albert, Red Cross, Diploma and White Grape.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Having crossed the river, the Austrians threw up defensive breastworks and dug elaborate trenches, thus fortifying their crossing.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12)"
Wasn't it too much of a cross, anyway, to see "The Cross of Diamonds"?
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
Lord Roberts would have found it more convenient to have crossed the Orange River, for the railway runs through Norvalspont.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
They was 'ticed on a ship, fetch 'cross de ocean to Virginny, fetch to Winnsboro by a slave drover, and sold to my marster's father.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
On the 28th we crossed the last portage, and at ten A.M. entered the Isle a la Crosse Lake.
"Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 1" by John Franklin
Shall I, whose shoulder bears the cross, Upon the cross bring scorn?
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
Before I am done with this book I am going to describe the Atlantic crossing of one of the final Red Cross parties.
"With the Doughboy in France" by Edward Hungerford
Crossing two small bridges we obtain the best view of Elephant Rock down the canyon.
"Guide to Yosemite" by Ansel Hall
He has measured it by the standard of the cross of Christ.
"The Great Commission" by C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
In either case, we begin with the cross and end with the cross.
"Notes on the Book of Leviticus" by C. H. Mackintosh
The badge of the military and naval members bears two crossed swords in the angles of the cross.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
Holly Cross caught up to them as they were at the door of the building.
"A Quarter-Back's Pluck" by Lester Chadwick
No wonder they accomplish so little with their CROSS-examination!
"The Art of Cross-Examination" by Francis L. Wellman
The horizontal and vertical lines crossing each other at right angles form the Greek cross.
"The Swastika" by Thomas Wilson

In poetry:

"I'll magnify thy holy law,
And rebels to obedience draw,
When on my cross I'm lifted high,
Or to my crown above the sky.
"Psalm 40" by Isaac Watts
Or when the holy cross is signed,
And the young soldier duly sworn,
With true and fearless mind
To serve the Virgin-born.
"Holy Baptism" by John Keble
For him I count as gain each loss,
Disgrace, for him, renown;
Well may I glory in his cross,
While he prepares my crown!
"The Lord Is My Portion" by John Newton
Meanwhile, a silence on the cross,
As dead as we shall ever be,
Speaks of some total gain or loss,
And you and I are free
"Friday's Child" by W H Auden
Oh! my soul, how great thy loss
But for His redeeming Cross!
All thy treasures count but dross,
All but His redeeming Cross.
"I Will Trust The Crucified" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
In scholarship he's stood the test,
In the institute's at home;
And 'cross the sea—without a jest,
His eloquence is known.
"Ajax at the Centennial. 1897" by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

Robert Sullivan, author of My American Revolution : Crossing the Delaware and I-78, visits many of the significant sites from the American Revolution —which he says are in the backyards of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Vancouver, WA- A strong group performance by the Aquinas College women's cross country team saw the Saints claim their best ever finish at the NAIA National Championship.
Pine Crest's Montgomery, St Thomas Aquinas win state cross country titles.
Thomas double-winner at BCAA cross country championships.
A former bookkeeper has left $7.5 million to Aquinas Catholic Schools in La Crosse - the largest donation in the schools' history.
View full size Chuck Crow, The Plain Dealer When Judge Anjanette Arabian Whitman finishes hearing cases in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, she heads to Magnificat High in Rocky River to coach girls cross country.
Events include a golf tournament at Calvert Crossing and silent auction.
Hinsberger, 94, passed away on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.
Hundreds of stories lie within the Holy Cross Cemetery on Wright Street in Marquette, and a small crowd listened to just a few of them during the Marquette Regional History Center's guided tour of local veterans' graves Saturday.
Cross Country The Aggie cross country teams travel to Goodyear, Ariz. For the Grand Canyon Invitational, Saturday, Oct 8.
"Slide to the right, slide to the left, criss-cross, criss-cross" yes the lyrics of the famous Cha-Cha Slide song, by DJ Casper is actually what President Obama is doing, the Cha-Cha dance.
The San Ysidro Port of Entry is one of the busiest land crossings in the world with an average of 75,000 pedestrians and vehicles crossing it each day.
Paced by an outstanding individual effort from Esmeralda Rodriquez, the Lafayette cross country teams fared well in the Corinth Cross Country Invitational.
Our sponsored cyclo-cross racer Vicki Thomas, is currently living in Belgium following her cyclo-cross racing dreams.
The American Red Cross (ARC), also known as the American National Red Cross , is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States.

In science:

Given a long flat virtual knot K , there are only two kinds of crossing point, the flat crossing and the virtual crossing.
A polynomial invariant of virtual links
According to the definition of linking number, l k(L) is invariant if one switches a self-crossing of L, here we say a crossing c of L is a self-crossing point if c ∈ K1 ∩ K1 or c ∈ K2 ∩ K2 .
A polynomial invariant of virtual links
There are two possibilities for the two crossing points involved in the Reidemeister move: both two crossings are self-crossings, or both of them are not self-crossings.
A polynomial invariant of virtual links
If all the three crossings involved in Ω3a are self-crossing points, then for each crossing point c ∈ K1 ∩ K2 the monomial w(c)tN (c) is kept, hence F(t) and G(t) are both invariant under Ω3a .
A polynomial invariant of virtual links
For each crossing point, define the linear map φ: A → A to be the identity if the crossing point is positive and the antipode S if the crossing point is negative.
The equality of 3-manifold invariants
These properties will become important in §III and IV B and translates into cross power contributions with opposite sign between the scalar monopole temperature cross polarization sources and tensor quadrupole temperature cross polarization sources .
CMB Anisotropies: Total Angular Momentum Method
It will make a choice when it comes to an ǫ-crossing from the under-crossed segment: it may either jump up with probability 1 − tǫ and keep traveling on the over-crossed segment or keep traveling with probability tǫ on the under-crossed segment.
Random Walk on Knot Diagrams, Colored Jones Polynomial and Ihara-Selberg Zeta Function
To get such a lifting, we will not have the freedom of jumping up onto any of the d over-crossed segments at a crossing. A particular jump-up at a crossing X on T has at most d liftings.
Random Walk on Knot Diagrams, Colored Jones Polynomial and Ihara-Selberg Zeta Function
Either this walk crosses the wall for the first time along the k -th crossing edge (there are Ak such walks), or it has crossed the wall for the first time along some earlier crossing edge, say the ℓ-th one.
Statistics of persistent events in the binomial random walk: Will the drunken sailor hit the sober man?
One can show, that the corresponding crossings of the triple point stratum can be subdivided into two pairs, such that the T -equivalence classes corresponding to the crossings inside each pair are equal and the signs of the two crossings in each pair are opposite.
Arnold-type Invariants of Curves on Surfaces
One can show, that the corresponding four crossings of the direct self-tangency stratum can be subdivided into two pairs, such that the T + equivalence classes corresponding to the crossings inside the same pair are equal and the signs of the two crossings in each pair are opposite.
Arnold-type Invariants of Curves on Surfaces
Figure 5: Cross sections for A0 production in the MSSM with tan β = 40 at the Tevatron and the LHC. (a) The NLO cross sections with the resummed running (solid) and one-loop Yukawa coupling (dashed), as well as the LO cross sections with resummed running (dotted) and tree-level Yukawa coupling (dash-dotted) are shown.
The Higgs Working Group: Summary Report
We used the cross sections from the Monte Carlo simulation for b¯b and single top production, the next-to-leading order cross section for gauge boson pair production from and the next-to-leading order with next-to-leading-log resummation cross section from for t¯t production.
Summary of the SUSY Working Group of the 1999 Les Houches Workshop
Cross-polarization Cross-polarization occurs if there is cross-talk between the two orthogonal polarization modes.
Experimental CMB Status and Prospects: A Report from Snowmass 2001
Denote by Ln a link whose planar pro jection admits n normal crossings and by Ln+ and Ln− those links admitting n + 1 normal crossings composed of the previous n and by a further crossing which is an over-crossing or an undercrossing, respectively.
Large N dualities and transitions in geometry