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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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Bangkok [Thailand], July 13 ( ANI ): Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu will aim to book her place in the semi-finals of the Thailand Open World Super 500 tournament when she crosses swords with Soniia Cheah of Malaysia in the last-eight clash of the women's singles event here on Friday.
Stitch's first shift in the Emergency Department gets off to a bad start when he crosses swords with Maggie, but he soon finds Selena's softer side.
This is the case tonight, when veteran Randy Johnson crosses swords with rookie sensation Dontrelle Willis.
Summary: London [UK], July 9 (ANI): Swiss tennis star Roger Federer will look to cement his spot in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon when he crosses swords with France's Adrian Mannarino in the fourth round of the men's singles event here on Monday.