Christcross
Christcross Christ"cross`, n. 1. The mark of the cross, as cut, painted, written, or stamped on certain objects, -- sometimes as the sign of 12 o'clock on a dial. [1913 Webster]

The fescue of the dial is upon the christcross of noon. --Old Play. Nares. [1913 Webster]

2. The beginning and the ending. [Obs.] --Quarles. [1913 Webster]


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  • christcross — [kris′krôs΄] n. [< ME Crist cros, Christ s cross] 1. Obs. the figure of a cross (✠) placed before the alphabet in hornbooks 2. Archaic the mark of the cross ( X) used as a signature by a person who cannot write: See CRISSCROSS …   English World dictionary

  • christcross — /kris kraws , kros /, n. the figure or mark of a cross. [1350 1400; ME Crist cross] * * * …   Universalium

  • christcross — christ·cross …   English syllables

  • christcross — /ˈkrɪskrɒs/ (say kriskros) noun Obsolete the figure or mark of a cross. Also, crisscross. {literally, Christ s cross} …   Australian English dictionary

  • christcross — ˈkriˌskrȯs also äs noun Etymology: Middle English Crist cross, from Crist Christ + cross : the mark of the cross formerly put before the alphabet or as the sign of 12 o clock on a dial : a crosslike mark or figure especially when used as a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Christcross-row — Christ cross row , The alphabet; formerly so called, either from the cross usually set before it, or from a superstitious custom, sometimes practiced, of writing it in the form of a cross, by way of a charm. [1913 Webster] From infant conning of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Christcross-row — Crossrow Cross row ( r? ), n. 1. The alphabet; called also {Christcross row}. [1913 Webster] And from the crossrow plucks the letter G. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A row that crosses others. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • christcross-row — /kris kraws roh , kros /, n. the alphabet. [1555 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • christcross-row — christ·cross row …   English syllables

  • christcross-row — | ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷|rō noun Etymology: so called from the figure of a cross heading it in old hornbooks : alphabet * * * /kris kraws roh , kros /, n. the alphabet. [1555 65] …   Useful english dictionary

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