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crossing

(krô′sĭng, krŏs′ĭng)
n.
1. The act or action of crossing.
2.
a. A place at which roads, lines, or tracks intersect; an intersection.
b. A place at which a river, railroad, or highway, for example, may be crossed: a railroad crossing; a pedestrian crossing.
3. The intersection of the nave and transept in a cruciform church.
4. Biology The process of crossbreeding; hybridization.

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She never turns her head until she comes to the crossing where Jo plies with his broom.
If the several breeds are not varieties, and have not proceeded from the rock-pigeon, they must have descended from at least seven or eight aboriginal stocks; for it is impossible to make the present domestic breeds by the crossing of any lesser number: how, for instance, could a pouter be produced by crossing two breeds unless one of the parent-stocks possessed the characteristic enormous crop?
A slight grey mist rested upon the more distant parts of the wilderness which he was crossing, a mist which seemed to be blown in from the sea in little puffs, resting for a time upon the earth, and then drifting up and fading away like soap bubbles.
They took the turn to the right and began crossing a series of steep foothills.
The crossing is needed to divert traffic from the nearby crossings at Sonora and Grandview avenues, which are getting too crowded, officials said.
Apparently all the railroad crossings were in working order.
Pietrowski's attorney, Jonathan Gertler of Chavez & Gertler, said that he hoped the verdict would prompt BNSF to improve the safety of its crossings.
Susan Gall, a bus driver with the Simi Valley Unified School District since 1979, said the event helped to reinforce the importance of bus drivers paying close attention at railroad crossings.
NTS applies its patented video image-processing technology to applications that automate red light enforcement and improve intersection safety, as well as monitoring and detection capabilities that identify risk factors that impact safety at highway-rail grade crossings.
A majority of the rail-related deaths are at graded crossings where motorists ignore safety signals.
NTS) today announced that the Company has been awarded a contract by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to install and demonstrate a grade crossing warning system at two Tri-Rail crossings in South Florida.