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CROSS. contracts. A mark made by persons who are unable to write, instead of their names.
     2. When properly attested, and proved to have been made by the party whose name is written with the mark, it is generally admitted as evidence of the party's signature.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Behind the main fortifications, the army has set up a temporary field hospital complete with Saxon armoured cars identified by a Red Cross symbol. In the same area there is an army field kitchen.
As a marketing tool, most plans appropriated the blue cross symbol introduced in Minneapolis-St.
He wrote a colleague: "By way of revenge, they had supplied 18 kilograms of cucumber ointment." Hospitals were placed under the supervision of bandage dilettantes," women of high social distinction with little experience caring for wounded soldiers; volunteer stretcher-bearers were "ignorant, dirty, negligent, disobedient, and insolent." Worst of all, the Red Cross symbol was widely abused, appearing on armbands worn even by those pillaging the dead.
San Diego Unified School District is painting its MRAP white and hoping to use the Red Cross symbol on it to assuage community worries, said Ursula Kroemer, a district spokeswoman.
The ship,he told Beth, should have had all its lights blazing and been marked with a Red Cross symbol.