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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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There will be strong home support for the university competitors crossing swords with their rivals.
Kicking King and Kingscliff renewing their King George rivalry in Wednesday's Guinness Gold Cup is a bonus which even Cheltenham could not provide and although our third champion, Hardy Eustace, won't be there for the Emo Oil Champion Hurdle tomorrow week, we will have Harchibald and Brave Inca crossing swords again.
If you must play mind games, stick to crossing swords with mental midgets and not those who possess the ability to humiliate and topple you from your plinth faster than a Saddam statue in Paradise Square.
Then, in April, Duan picked up a copy of the much talked-about reformist tome Crossing Swords. On the jacket, the book offered readers the scoop on the 10,000 Character Essays.

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