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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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Till that time everyone should keep fingers crossed. We will have to see the actual counting as to what is the verdict of the people.
All three are determined to bring them home safe and sound around their July due date, and as friends and family keep fingers crossed for them, Christine, a sales account manager, has been sharing their progress via a news blog - including beautiful pictures - on Facebook.
All Sephtons ladies will keep fingers crossed for you.