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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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Heat two sees the Wimbledon St Leger first and second Kinda Easy and Droopys Zach cross swords once again, with Romford marathon winner Bodell Clare also in the field.
Stolen in the raid were: a gold chain with cross swords of Oman pendant; a gold ring with a sapphire and diamonds; a gold ring with dark blue sapphires; a gold ring with a light blue stone in the middle with one diamond either side; a gold ring with a green stone in the middle with a diamond either side; Rennie Mackintoshstyle gold earrings and a Canon Ixus 970IS camera.
SIR - My only qualification in art is an O-level certificate, circa 1949, so I should not cross swords with three artistic luminaries such as the editor of an arts journal, a Cardiff artist and the chief executive of a public art think tank ("Critic feels bronzed off with our army of statues", April 20).
YOUNG swashbucklers at a County Durham primary school are heading for London next weekend to cross swords with some of the best fencers in the country.
I am sure he would love to cross swords again with Martin O'Neill like in the Glasgow derbies.
But she could cross swords with Chancellor Gordon Brown as the Treasury faces calls to cap the bill at pounds 5billion.
SKIPPER David Beckham can't wait to cross swords with former Manchester United mate Dwight Yorke when England take on Trinidad and Tobago.