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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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Caption: MP Belinda Stronach was subjected to sexist attacks from her male peers after she crossed the floor. (Photo: Jonathan Hayward/CP)
Mr Howarth, 60, sparked fury in 1995 when he crossed the floor of the House of Commons from Conservative to Labour, becoming the first MP to do so.
Furious Labour MPs have called for defector Paul Marsden to resign his seat after he crossed the floor to join the Liberal Democrats.
After several attempts, Lord Hailsham rose from his place on the Opposition front bench, where he was sitting robed, having just helped to introduce a new peer, crossed the floor, took the Minister's brief gently from her, took both her hands in his, and said, with infinite patience, 'No, no, my dear; just say slowly, after me: My Lords, I beg - to move - that this House - doth - not persist - in the said Amendment.' And so the necessary formula was spoken, and the Bill went its way towards Royal Assent.
She says she has been the target of a hate campaign since she crossed the floor of the Commons to join the Liberal Democrats.
He predicted in 1904 that the Conservatives would become "a party of great vested interests, banded together in a formidable federation; corruption at home, aggression to cover it up abroad; the trickery of tariff juggles, the tyranny of a party machine; sentiment by the bucketful, patriotism by the imperial pint; the open hand at the public exchequer..." Less than three weeks later, Churchill left the Conservative Party of his father and "crossed the floor" of Parliament to join the Liberals.
I am terminating basic membership of all four councillors, who crossed the floor. They would be de-seated through Election Commission of Pakistan,' he said.
Meanwhile, imagine Kadu had never crossed the floor and Ronald Ngala remained leader of the opposition to be succeeded in later years by deputy leader Daniel arap Moi, who had to fight Masinde Muliro for the top job.
Former Alberta Wild Rose MLA Kerry Towle went public about the hundreds of brutal, vulgar phone messages she got after she crossed the floor to join the Progressive Conservative Party.
Vying for the position vacated when Danielle Smith crossed the floor to join the PCs in December, along with more than half her sitting members, are former Fort McMurray-Athabasca MP Brian Jean, former Strathcona County mayor Linda Osinchuk and Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes.
Former Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack has also crossed the floor to join Strictly.
He was then the 36-year-old Home Secretary in the Liberal government, having crossed the floor six years before when the Conservatives split over the issue of free trade.