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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.

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Attractions and campsites will be keeping fingers crossed for a good weather weekend.
"We are keeping fingers crossed...let us await for the official word," he added.
Fortunately, the Whites are without a fixture this weekend so are keeping fingers crossed Rainford will have healed in time for a promotion clash with Kendal Town on Tuesday night.
We're also keeping fingers crossed for Solwhit, a 16-1 shot, who lined up last year.
We are keeping fingers crossed he will be sound tomorrow morning." Long Run, who is due to be ridden by the owner's son Sam Waley-Cohen, was cut to 2-1 (from 4) by Ladbrokes and Totesport, while Punchestowns drifted to as big as 4-1 with Ladbrokes, William Hill and Blue Square.
With GB Under-16s due to race France in a team match on the national course in July, organisers are keeping fingers crossed for better conditions for the prestige junior event, with the promise of more high profile regattas to come if successful.
"I'm keeping fingers crossed I don't have to sit on the sidelines like last season."
Garden centres, pubs and theme parks are just some of the businesses in Birmingham that will be keeping fingers crossed for a warm and sunny weekend.
But organisers - who are hoping for a crowd of more than 4,000 - are keeping fingers crossed for warmer weather to allow the game to go ahead.
HUDDERSFIELD Town fan Alex Workman from Antibes in France is keeping fingers crossed he can win a Football League prize to watch is favourite club.
And Britton admitted players are already looking forward to the clash - as well as the South Wales derby games on November 2 and February 8 - while keeping fingers crossed Laudrup is still at the Liberty.