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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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Crossing fingers for this favourite performance appears to be the only thing to do.
If transfer income can pay some bills and give the gaffer a welcome chance to tweak his team now, that may be a better strategic option than crossing fingers, hoping we are better placed at some point in the future to keep the crown jewels.
We're crossing fingers and rubbing rabbit's feet that more people will look past coat color when adopting cats and other animals.
The whole of today will be spent crossing fingers, toes and owt else going, while every flight of stairs will be run up and every alleyway sprinted down, to try and add a last minute per cent or two to my fitness levels.