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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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However, with the cut-backs in policing and other agencies it would seem all the community has is to apply for funding and keep fingers crossed.
And having had to overcome second-row injury troubles earlier in the tournament, De Villiers will keep fingers crossed for no further setbacks.
Adopt that great British position of looking on the bright side and keep fingers crossed for an Indian summer.