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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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In fact, the loose arrangement where MPs crossed the floor as and when they wished and without regard to the electorate, had the potential to disturb peace and scare away investors, the President said.
The ruling JI had lost the elections to PTI which could secure nine votes as four Jamaat members crossed the floor and voted for it.
The Christmas Mouse It all seemed quiet In the Jarvis house The parents were asleep From baby Alex not even peep Then from a corner, came a little squeak The Christmas mouse was wide awake Thought he'd have a nibble At the Xmas cake Searching the kitchen No cake to be found Safely in the cupboard Out of bounds What could he eat this Christmas Night Squeezing under the dining room door He looked for crumbs left on the floor Not a crumb, not a nibble in sight Climbing onto a chair He could not help but stare On the table left on a plate A mince pie and a piece of Xmas cake Edging closer he looked around Thought he'd heard a sound Jumping down from the chair Big Boots crossed the floor He nearly got squashed Behind the door Looking up, all he could see Was a man in a red suit Eating his tea.
However, Maanzo said until the Monday meeting clears the air, as things stand, they believe ODM MPs have crossed the floor of the House.
After she crossed the floor to join the Liberal caucus over disagreements with prime minister Stephen Harper's policies, Stronach became the latest in a long line of female politicians in Ottawa to be subjected to personal attacks that were gendered and overtly sexual.
Sir Winston Churchill was a man who also crossed the floor in the House of Commons on more than one occasion.
He argued that a member when himself resigns from the post, he can not be disqualified as he didn't crossed the floor but resigned on policy differences with party head and his resignation can be accepted.
The Stop The War protesters, who gathered at BBC Broadcasting House in London to march to Downing Street, took particular aim at the 66 Labour MPs who crossed the floor to secure the green light for action.
The Wildrose party was decimated in December when then-leader Danielle Smith crossed the floor with more than half of her party's members to join the PCs.
Although they crossed the floor at the same time, Ian Donovan (Little Bow) and Kerry Towle (Innisfail-Sylvan Lake) indicated they were unaware of the other's intentions.
Harper then crossed the floor to shake Vickers' hand, and to hug opposition leaders.
Scrapper stumbled as he crossed the floor, half-dazzled.