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]


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  • 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 — christ·cross row …   English syllables

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

  • 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

  • criss|cross-row — «KRIHS KRS ROH, KROS », noun. = christcross row. (Cf. ↑christcross row) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crisscross-row — Criss cross row ( r? ), n. See {Christcross row}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crisscross-row — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: alteration of christcross row : alphabet …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Letter — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Letter >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 letter letter Sgm: N 1 character character Sgm: N 1 hieroglyphic hieroglyphic &c.(writing) 590 Sgm: N 1 type type &c.(printing) 591 Sgm: N 1 capitals capitals …   English dictionary for students

  • cross — Synonyms and related words: Agnus Dei, Calvary cross, Cape Colored, Christogram, Eurasian, Greek cross, Holy Grail, Host, Jerusalem cross, John Hancock, Latin cross, Malacca cane, Maltese cross, Russian cross, Sanctus bell, Sangraal, T, X, abjure …   Moby Thesaurus

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