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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 the manuscript, Hemingway crossed out "necessity" three times and replaced it with "the need" and crossed out "the need to talk" and replaced it with "the need to write" (IOT 134).
In the manuscript, by hand Hemingway added "now living" and crossed out "the pull of" before "the current," so that the emphasis is on what Nick feels as a fish tugs on the line: the fishing line is "now living" because the trout has taken the bait; the pull is now from the trout, not from the current.
In the paragraph that begins, "With the core of the reel visible," Hemingway crossed out three phrases in the original draft in the manuscript referring to his heart's shaking and pounding with excitement.