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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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Also, Thames Water has appointed Tamesis, a joint venture between Imtech and Laing O'Rourke, as the contractor for a EUR155m upgrade to the Crossness Sewage Treatment Works on the south bank of the Thames as well as a EUR150m upgrade to the Beckton Sewage Treatment Works on the north of the river.
Forster's observation on Joyce's Ulysses (1922) that Modernism has been a 'concerted attempt to cover the universe with mud, an inverted Victorianism, an attempt to make crossness and dirt succeed where sweetness and light failed'.
The Royal Insurance bulding on the corner of North John Street and Dale Street Picture: GARETH JONES; Simon Thurley, chief executive of English Heritage, launching the 2007 Buildings at Risk register at Battersea power station; Crossness Works
Crossness Pumping Station, Bexley, south east London - pounds 3 million
A medical assessment was made before a massive salvage barge, the Crossness, was brought to the scene.
Calm voice, look 'em in the eye and use firm tone of crossness. Don't yell.
None of the candidates Scheffler examined had Dravidian as opposed to Iroquois crossness and neither did they have a consistent pattern of Dravidian prescriptiveness.