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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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Big Fella Thanks, who is a best-priced 16-1 with sportinbet, was at Aintree for a racecourse gallop and will now run in the blue silks of the Crossed Fingers Partnership.
Sponsors and corporate groups are only going to be alienated by the inconvenience of postponements - especially when the only precautions they see being taken are rueful glances to the heavens, crossed fingers and the hope ground staff can beat the odds.
I am awfully sorry for the guys of Ferrari and for all the fans which crossed fingers for me,'' Schumacher said.
Harty also said that tomorrow's Post Position draw at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel would be crucial and admitted that there would be plenty of sweaty palms and crossed fingers at the ceremony.
And although nobody has ever said so, I have always supposed that there were also some crossed fingers, a few moments of doubt, the occasional muttered curse, and perhaps a prayer or two.
In the case of the classic double marble phenomenon, for example, one marble felt at two points on its surface by crossed fingers can be perceived differently, as either one marble or two, depending upon different contextual factors.
But I can remember when the work was done on paper - and involved a lot of calculations and crossed fingers!
Twelve years ago, the satellite phone required a fixed position, plenty of extra batteries and lots of crossed fingers. Today's satellite phones are the size of a large cell phone, have good batteries and can be used while crossing the desert in an armored vehicle at 50 miles per hour.
Many of the worriers will make merry this holiday season and dampen their worrying with hopes and crossed fingers. Some are already expecting to do a lot of belt tightening.
And yet, in the zip line example, an "attractive nuisance" has been installed with little more than crossed fingers and a desire to make camp more challenging, attractive, inviting, and exciting.
To shave expenses, the company relies more on crossed fingers than special security measures when shipping its beef and pork.
EVENT Liverpool's Dream After four years of speculation, rumours and crossed fingers, it's official...they're back!