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Word for the Day, FRiday, April 18, 2014 - Cross
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Posted on 04/18/2014 6:29:08 AM PDT by tioga


In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”.

Cross

Noun

    1.
    a. An upright post with a transverse piece near the top, on which condemned persons were executed in ancient times.
    b. often Cross The upright post with a transverse piece upon which Jesus was crucified. c. A crucifix.
    d. Any of various modifications of the cross design, such as a Latin cross or Maltese cross.
    e. A medal, emblem, or insignia in the form of a cross. 2. The Christian religion; Christianity.
    3. In Christianity, a sign made by tracing the outline of a cross with the right hand upon the forehead and chest as a devotional act.
    4. A trial, affliction, or frustration. See Synonyms at burden1.
    5. A mark or pattern formed by the intersection of two lines, especially such a mark (X) used as a signature.
    6. A movement from one place to another, as on a stage; a crossing.
    7. A pipe fitting with four branches in upright and transverse form, used as a junction for intersecting pipes.
    8. Biology
      a. A plant or animal produced by crossbreeding; a hybrid.
      b. The process of crossbreeding; hybridization.
    9. One that combines the qualities of two other things: a novel that is a cross between romance and satire.
    10. Sports A hook thrown over an opponent's punch in boxing.
    11. Law An act or instance of cross-examining; a cross-examination.
    12. The Southern Cross.
    13. Slang A contest whose outcome has been dishonestly prearranged.

Verb - crossed, crossing, crosses

Verb Trans.

    1. To go or extend across; pass from one side of to the other: crossed the room to greet us; a bridge that crosses the bay.v. crossed, cross·ing, cross·es
    2. To carry or conduct across something: crossed the horses at the ford.
    3. To extend or pass through or over; intersect: Elm Street crosses Oak Street.
    4.
      a. To delete or eliminate by or as if by drawing a line through: crossed tasks off her list as she did them.
      b. To make or put a line across: Cross your t's.
    5. To place crosswise one over the other: cross one's legs.
    6. To make the sign of the cross upon or over as a sign of devotion.
    7. To encounter in passing: His path crossed mine.
    8. To combine the qualities of two things: a movie that crosses horror with humor.
    9. Informal To interfere with; thwart or obstruct: Don't cross me.
    10. To betray or deceive; double-cross. Often used with up.
    11. Biology To crossbreed or cross-fertilize (plants or animals).

Verb Intran.

    1. To lie or pass across each other; intersect.
    2.

      a. To move or extend from one side to another: crossed through Canada en route to Alaska.
      b. To make a crossing: crossed into Germany from Switzerland.
    3. To meet in passing; come into conjunction: Their paths crossed at the health club.
    4. To move or be conveyed in opposite directions at the same time: Our letters must have crossed in the mail.
    5. Biology To crossbreed or cross-fertilize.

Adjective

    1. Lying or passing crosswise; intersecting: a cross street.

    2. Contrary or counter; opposing.
    3. Showing ill humor; annoyed.
    4. Involving interchange; reciprocal.
    5. Crossbred; hybrid.

Adverb

    Crosswise.

Prep.

    Across.


Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.

The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.

The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)

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Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)

Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister

Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate


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The list of definitions of cross was endless. Who knew? The most famous is the cross that Jesus died on.

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Perhaps the least famous usage is the expression on MO's face.

1 posted on 04/18/2014 6:29:08 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Good FRiday Ping. Class is in session...homework on the blackboard, apples on my desk.


2 posted on 04/18/2014 6:30:38 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

“I lay every burden down at the foot of the Cross”


3 posted on 04/18/2014 6:32:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Excellent practice. A+++


4 posted on 04/18/2014 6:32:45 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

oh, look. it blocked MO’s sour face....wow.


5 posted on 04/18/2014 6:35:00 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

To sanctify Christ on The Cross
Americans seem at a loss
Easter’s now about money
Some Peeps and a Bunny
Though not as crass as Santa Claus


6 posted on 04/18/2014 6:36:42 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: tioga

Morning Ti


7 posted on 04/18/2014 6:39:14 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"yo)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Excellent summation. A+++


8 posted on 04/18/2014 6:41:17 AM PDT by tioga
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To: hobbes1

Good morning! A sunny 40°F here already.


9 posted on 04/18/2014 6:43:41 AM PDT by tioga
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To: NeoCaveman
Found this gem on Neo's facebook page...perfect. Perfect idiotic remark, anyway.


10 posted on 04/18/2014 6:45:56 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
I'd surrendered myself to He who died on the cross.

And though there are times I wonder if He hears our pain, understands our frustrations, I know they are petty compared to all He took upon himself that day.

So I will bear my cross, and I will try not to be bitter over my little woes.

11 posted on 04/18/2014 6:51:22 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: tioga
This, the Power of the Cross.
12 posted on 04/18/2014 6:52:34 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

My youngest son, now a PhD in materials engineering and a high ranking researcher in nuclear materials, almost “flunked” kindergaten over the word “cross”.

The teacher (must have been a preceeder of Common Core) asked the children to draw a “cross” on a pre-reading test. My son (good Catholic) drew a Roman cross. She wanted something akin to a Red Cross. So she didn’t recommend him for a regular 1st grade, but a “special”, all boy, first grade where the children would not be forced to learn to read. Books and papers would just be left around the room and they could teach themselves to read while they played games, if they felt like it.

Needless to say, I enrolled him in a Catholic school with a nun who taught phonics, and he was reading the San Francisco Chronicle classifieds by Christmas.

True story.


13 posted on 04/18/2014 7:00:04 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tioga

Ohhh.

But I’m sure that look is a cross she will bare.


14 posted on 04/18/2014 7:00:38 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: theDentist

Yes, we all make those pledges, but then we get weak and whine. A+++


15 posted on 04/18/2014 7:07:26 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
something to contemplate, on Good Friday.
16 posted on 04/18/2014 7:08:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: theDentist
something else i found yesterday, it's very moving.
17 posted on 04/18/2014 7:10:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

8<)

I got fouled up the other way coming out of St Thomas More in San Antonio after 1-8 there. Mom was enrolling us in the local high school, and the counselor asked if I had algebra yet while she wasn’t at the desk. I didn’t recognize the name “algebra” but I knew i couldn’t lie about anything.

So I asked, “What’s algebra?”

Ooopsie. They stuffed me back in the regular/catch-up classes, rather than the advanced science and math. Yep - I had all of Algebra I already, and a running start at geometry - but the nuns didn’t it “algebra.” Long story short, I did some substituting and fixing in the sophomore year, and got Algebra II, geometry, physics, chemistry caught up with the other AP classes so I could get to Trig, calculus,chemistry II, physics II in the senior year.

But mom learned her lesson too.

All 7 following brothers and sisters got registered “right properly” by HER rules each following year!


18 posted on 04/18/2014 7:11:08 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: xsmommy

Wow. I just shared it on my FB page. Don’t put much up there, but it’s so perfect for today.


19 posted on 04/18/2014 7:24:02 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

The interesting thing about this “test”, that the teacher admits she had devised herself, is that the other skill that my son flunked was using scissors to cut a circle out of construction paper freehand. Apparently, my son’s circle was lopsided and crooked. He was 5.

I asked the teacher what kind of scissors did he use. Were they “left handed” scissors? No. Turns out that 11 out of the 13 boys chosen for this “special” class were/are left handed. Several moms pulled their kids out, like I did, and when the “left handed boys’ class” assembled in the fall it had only about 9 of the original 13 left.

One of the boys almost died in a horrific house fire in his second year in the class. We had moved to TX (this crazy educational experiment was in CA) and didn’t learn about Scott’s tragedy until a couple of years later. After 12 operations and a year of home tutoring, he rejoined his class. It was then that the other mothers “woke up”. Scott (despite months of horrifying pain) was way ahead of his classmates. The other mothers complained and demanded that an end be put to this ridiculous experiment.

BTW, my son won the top Science Fair prize at his Catholic School when he was 6. His older sister copied his experiment at her school in TX when she was 10 and won a blue ribbon there with the same experiment. LOL.


20 posted on 04/18/2014 7:27:07 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

LOL Nice play on the WFTD. A+++


21 posted on 04/18/2014 7:30:22 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

the story in the other link about Pope John Paul 2, being found alone and cradling the tabernacle in his private chapel, crooning a Polish lullaby, distraught at not being able to comfort the Lord, just totally moved me to tears.


22 posted on 04/18/2014 7:40:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

The Cross is the sign of God's great Love for mankind,
and the seal of our Redemption on Easter Sunday ...

23 posted on 04/18/2014 7:41:51 AM PDT by mikrofon (Ps. 118:24)
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To: xsmommy

Yes, it was touching.


24 posted on 04/18/2014 8:17:06 AM PDT by tioga
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To: mikrofon

Yes. Beautiful picture. A+++


25 posted on 04/18/2014 8:17:36 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Can you believe this?

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (left) prepares to pour water on the feet of Yamile Cruz, 10, with the help of Bishop Marc Andrus during a Holy Week foot-washing ceremony at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco.

To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco.

Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship."

The Democratic leader's ceremony coincides with Pope Francis' similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week. As he did last year, the pope broke with the tradition of washing only priests' feet during the Mass for the Last Supper - this time, washing the feet of disabled people.

26 posted on 04/18/2014 8:18:38 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy; secret garden

Remember DH’s brother with stage 4 prostate cancer? He has just been dropped by the drug study he was in. His cancer appears to have spread to his liver with several spots found there. I heard he is hoping to get chemo next. I fear for him, this is not a good turn. His youngest son is getting married this summer and he is looking forward to it. This will be the first of his four children to marry.

My own DH, had a biopsy scheduled to check on his prostate cancer. It was less than a week after my scheduled knee surgery so I told him to move his biopsy up, instead he moved it back to July. RME He has a volleyball tournament and can’t miss that.

I am having a sad day here. Appropriate, considering it is Good Friday.


27 posted on 04/18/2014 8:23:27 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE; SoothingDave
On a more positive note, for the men in class science is advancing....
28 posted on 04/18/2014 8:25:59 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic

oh no...


29 posted on 04/18/2014 8:27:39 AM PDT by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Sadly, your poem is nicely done


30 posted on 04/18/2014 8:29:14 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

When you have adoration do they not expose the host? Last night, they did not, but they called it adoration. I had asked Fr. Brian how it would work and he evaded my question, I see why now.


31 posted on 04/18/2014 8:30:07 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Note that this foot washing ceremony occurred in the EPISCOPAL church and that is an EPISCOPAL Bishop. I wonder how far Bp. Cordileone will allow her to stray?


32 posted on 04/18/2014 8:30:22 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I glossed right over that, how appropriate. Is this a branch that embraces gay marriage I wonder.


33 posted on 04/18/2014 8:32:01 AM PDT by tioga
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To: afraidfortherepublic; tioga

My son had an old school kindergarten teacher as well. Lots of tears and hurt feelings that year, but I survived... no wait, I meant him. I helped a lot that year in her classroom - and almost all of those kids were reading before Christmas, the highest level of booklets in her room were on a 3rd grade level and 7 children, including my son, reached that by May. Did I mention there were a lot of tears that year?


34 posted on 04/18/2014 8:34:55 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Interesting. I had a bad 3rd grade year with a teacher who would not let you go home at night until you corrected every single mistake you made in any classroom work, homework, or tests. I can recall walking out of there crying one night. I had a headache and was too miserable to deal with it. On the front sidewalk I puked my guts out. Turns out I had a fever when I got home. My mother was furious.


35 posted on 04/18/2014 8:38:00 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

Oh, that was heart wrenching and beautiful


36 posted on 04/18/2014 8:40:18 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: tioga

Oh that makes me sad, even though you are no longer that sick little girl.....


37 posted on 04/18/2014 8:46:08 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
a homemade air conditioner for about $15....Pretty clever. ...
38 posted on 04/18/2014 9:14:03 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

sorry about your sadness, but yes, it’s appropriate. will continue to pray about your husband and his cancer.


39 posted on 04/18/2014 9:40:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

I have seen that before - might have to try one this summer for our patio! lol


40 posted on 04/18/2014 9:45:53 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: tioga

Yes they had adoration last night, but the host was not exposed. At other times they have used a reliquary which does expose the host, but they didn’t use it last night.


41 posted on 04/18/2014 9:47:13 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

It should be in a monstrance for adoration.


42 posted on 04/18/2014 9:47:34 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: afraidfortherepublic

WHAT is she doing in an Episcopal church, this self-proclaimed devout Catholic? i suppose i am relieved that it was Episcopal rather than to hear that her bishop permitted her.


43 posted on 04/18/2014 9:48:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Because ambivalence about God’s existence is the ticket to heaven.


44 posted on 04/18/2014 9:49:04 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

OMG my friend Cheryl dropped off her mom’s Cross Buns at my door a bit ago. I had completely forgotten about them, though her mom has generously given us a dozen each year for as long as i have known her [and that’s as long as i have been married, sooooo 29 years] Her mom is 96 years old and makes them by hand. i think her daughters mix the dough for her and she sits and forms them by hand. they are the best things on earth! very plain just very slightly sweetened and with raisins, they are like manna to me!


45 posted on 04/18/2014 9:53:44 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

exactly! i didn’t know how to word that, but that was exactly my reaction to that statement.


46 posted on 04/18/2014 9:54:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

xsboy texted that he was leaving just about an hour ago, so i guess we will see him in time for dinner.


47 posted on 04/18/2014 9:56:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

I’m always amazed at those
Who think that free speech
Means they are the only voice
That gets a venue to preach

They shout there is no God
And no Jesus on the cross-
It is their right to say so,
And I believe, their loss

But they don’t respect anyone
Who doesn’t think the same way-
So who is really “tolerant”
Of what all others have to say?


48 posted on 04/18/2014 10:06:28 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

What a thoughtful thing to do! I am going to make cookies for afew neighbors


49 posted on 04/18/2014 10:28:32 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

Nice! I am texting with my daughter to discuss Sunday dinner. I’m thinking of not going with ham and instead steaks - we don’t need an entire ham and it would just end up in my freezer


50 posted on 04/18/2014 10:30:38 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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