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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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The film's director, Callum Macrae, claimed that the new photographs were important evidence because they appear to rule out any suggestion that Balachandran was killed in cross-fire or during a battle.
Cross-fire is something his father introduced to encourage our son to use the loo rather than the potty.
Two hostages died, but 19 hostages were set free, though two were injured in cross-fire.
Miss Pniewska, 26, was caught in the cross-fire while two teenagers in hoodies fired at each other across a car park in New Cross, south London.
On 18 July he encouraged a party to charge down a lane lined on each side with huts and raked by cross-fire. He went with the party into an enclosure filled with the enemy and accounted for all of them.
According to finance director Mr Dominic Lavelle, Oasis can survive the 'cross-fire' of retailers battling for supremacy on the high street.
The government is preparing new advice for tourists travelling to Turkey after a warning from a Kurdish rebel group that they could be caught in the cross-fire of its bombing campaign.