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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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Moscow [Russia], June 16 ( ANI ): Lionel Messi-led Argentina will look to make an early statement when they cross swords with debutants Iceland in their opening match of the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup here at the Spartak Stadium on Saturday.
``We will cross swords again, but as long as he shows me that enthusiasm, he and I will never have a lasting problem.
Another Leger winner, the 2000 victor Millenary, stands his ground and John Dunlop's charge looks set to cross swords again with Warrsan.
He had been due to cross swords again on Saturday with the Town Moor runner-up Rock Of Gibraltar - who was giving him 4lb that day and has since scored impressively in Group One company in France.
FANS of the weird and wonderful should seek out Ghost Dog, a blood-drenched movie where excitable Italian Mafiosi cross swords with the Japanese Samurai.
Angus is enjoying movie stardom with a string of top roles, but he'll have to be careful not to cross swords with the Darling Buds of May star...
The Indian, who has now guaranteed herself a medal after reaching the last-four, will now cross swords with China's Chen Yufei for a place in the summit showdown.