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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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Alongside the pic of all three with crossed fingers Jiffy wrote: "Leaving my phone on just in case we get a call from the lions."
Dex shows youngsters the way Although the Crossed Fingers Partnership was out of luck with Kellystown Lad and Sophonie on the card, the syndicate gained compensation when Desperate Dex put his younger rivals in the shade in the 3m handicap chase.
The Hanover Theatre - built from $31 million, courage, vision, and many crossed fingers - is an example of long history leading to the long happy ending currently being enjoyed.
Big Fella Thanks, who is a best-priced 16-1 with sportingbet, was at Aintree for a racecourse gallop on Tuesday and will now return there and run in the blue silks of the Crossed Fingers Partnership.
As a small enterprise owner, I wouldn't advise sitting on crossed fingers for another three months.
So if the world isn't ending today (and I tap this out with crossed fingers), then this latest Doomsday prediction - one seems to pop up every five years or so - will hopefully teach us something about the meaning of life.
RIGHT place, but it was the wrong track and the wrong day for the Crossed Fingers Partnership whose Seigneur Des Bois got up in the closing stages to land the 2m handicap chase by half a length under a great ride from Graham Lee.
No crossed fingers. No cheeky wink to convince us it was all a poor taste wind up.
The complex cap, and plenty of crossed fingers, held.
WHEN we wish each other Happy New Year this Thursday there will be many crossed fingers.
'No one should marry with crossed fingers and a skeleton in their cupboard.
Camelot chief executive Dianne Thompson, said: "We are delighted that blue plaques with the crossed fingers logo will appear on lottery-funded projects so the public can see exactly how their money has been spent and how, by playing lottery games, they have helped transform communities throughout the UK."