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cross

 [kros]
1. a cross-shaped figure or structure.
2. any organism produced by crossbreeding.
3. a method of crossbreeding.

cross

(kros),
1. Any figure in the shape of a cross formed by two intersecting lines. Synonym(s): crux
2. Synonym(s): crux of heart
3. A method of hybridization or the hybrid so produced.
[F. croix, L. crux]

cross

(kraws)
1. Any figure or structure characterized by the intersection of two lines.
Synonym(s): crux.
2. A method of hybridization or the hybrid so produced.
[F. croix, L. crux ]

cross

  1. a mating between a male and a female of a plant or animal species, from which one or more offspring are produced.
  2. a hybrid produced by mating two unlike parents.
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Lightly tack two of the precut rafters on the outer end of the beams above the cross tie. Have a helper place the ridge board between these rafters while You move the angle-cut end of the ridge board up and down the roof of the house until the ridge board is level.
Then toenail the two cross ties in place (Photo 10), making sure the other wall is perfectly vertical as well.
Trini Brassard, assistant director of operations for the Vermont Agency of Transportation, said the state agency is spending $50 million in federal money to rebuild tracks, replace cross ties and make other improvements for high-speed trains from the Massachusetts line to St.
Clearly, its profile can be thought of as a function which is required to be kept in an identically zero state by ensuring that its samples, which are now the positions of the cross ties, are zero at suitably spaced points.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): A new study has determined that if concrete is used in the production of deteriorating cross ties in railroads, they would emit six times less CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions than those made from wood.
They talked about earning a living by hewing out railroad ties with a broad axe, and bragged about how many cross ties (whatever those are) they could carry to load on a wagon.
"We've run everything from fiberglass to cross ties through it, and it's been relatively trouble-free since we bought it."
To make them, you'll need 10 rafters, five cross ties, and three end spacers: one for each endmost truss frame and one for the frame that divides the interior and exterior sections.
The railroad initiated some line upgrades earlier in 2001 that included the installation of an additional 500 new cross ties. As part of its Railroads for National Defense mission, agency engineers asked the Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety to inspect the upgraded track.
Virtually all are broken to drive, trailer, clip, stand in cross ties and many are broken to ride.