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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 solitary hovel which bears the imposing name of Villa Vicencio, has been mentioned by every traveller who has crossed the Andes.
-- We crossed the Upsallata range, and at night slept at the custom-house -- the only inhabited spot on the plain.
The next day we crossed the plain, and followed the course of the same great mountain stream which flows by Luxan.
In the course of this day we crossed some of the worst passes in the Cordillera, but their danger has been much exaggerated.
She did not stop there as she had always done before, but crossed with a long, steady stride as if she had done this all her life.
Asda, though, are convinced that in order to achieve a proper Saltire, the buns must be crossed in that fashion before baking.
In the course of 2013, almost two million people crossed this border crossing in both ways.
In the paper [9] addressing questions of similar motivation, a more general notion of weak crossed product monad was considered.
Birlashgan, Barak, Chashma, Kyzyl-Kiyak, Limburg, Tul, Gaznou border crossing points of Uzbekistan and Chechme, Otukchu, Kaitpas, Bozadyr border crossing points of Kyrgyzstan can be crossed by Kyrgyz and Uzbek citizens around the clock;3.