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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.

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We positioned the cross ties so that a pair of rafters lies alongside them Fig.
Wasiutynski's approximate criterion for the spacing S between the cross ties had been given in 1937; it is that S should satisfy
Cross ties, also known as railway sleepers, are those rectangular objects that are used as a base for railroad tracks.
Next, assemble the rafters, cross ties and end spacers.
He also enjoys gardening, even though, as he says, "you wouldn't know it by my yard." He plays the mandolin and guitar for a Christian folk band, "Cross Ties," a hobby that he attributes to a strong, broad upbringing.
It demands and repays exploration on foot, crossing and recrossing to look at the details - the complex suspension, the bowed wooden walkway, the glass 'eyes' in the cross ties designed by De Carlo and his daughter Anna.
Witness the plastic dialogue between Senza Titolo (Carboniera) (Untitled [coal container], 1967), placed atop a vast shelf, and the sheet-metal piece from 1988 (composed of wool in a sack, lead, and an iron square and cross ties) that was raised up alongside it.
His Cross Ties: Selected Poems was published in 1985.
Credit cards, for instance, have a magnetic stripe above the owner's signature, with three parallel lines that look like railroad tracks and cross ties that contain the digital "ones and zeros" of the credit card information.