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Cross-armed

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cross-armed With arms crossed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pretzels were originally invented for Christian Lent. The twists of the pretzels are to resemble arms crossed in prayer
    • cross-armed Having the arms crossed.
    • cross-armed In botany, having branches in pairs, each of which is at right angles with the next pair above or below.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The right arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty crossed the Atlantic Ocean three times. It first crossed for display at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition and in New York, where money was raised for the foundation and pedestal. It was returned to Paris in 1882 to be reunited with the rest of the statue, which was then shipped back to the U.S.
    • adjs Cross-armed having the arms crossed:
    • adjs Cross-armed (bot.) brachiate
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Usage

In literature:

They out off the arms of the cross, and replaced it by the red flag during a salute of artillery.
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
Billy's arms were crossed on his breast and his right hand caressed his chin meditatively.
"The Eagle's Shadow" by James Branch Cabell
Cross; above, omega; under the arms of the cross, Eligi.
"Manners, Custom and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period" by Paul Lacroix
It was not the Latin but the Greek cross, with four short arms of equal length.
"American Hero-Myths" by Daniel G. Brinton
Her arms are crossed upon her breast and in each hand she holds a palm branch.
"Modern India" by William Eleroy Curtis
Fyfe crossed the room at a bound, put his arms around her.
"Big Timber" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
His wounded arm bound and splintered up, was crossed upon his breast.
"Ten Boys from Dickens" by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
As for the others who did not appear, Conrad gave the cross to those who would take up arms against them.
"The Saint's Tragedy" by Charles Kingsley
The legs are crossed and the arms kept extended by means of sticks.
"A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians" by H. C. Yarrow
Patience was standing by her side with his arms crossed on his breast, and his face livid.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VII" by Various
I do not intend to cross the continent with arms and the munitions of war.
"McClure's Magazine December, 1895" by Edited by Ida M. Tarbell
I looked him straight in the eyes, which glittered angrily, and crossed my arms defiantly, as he had done.
"Facing the Flag" by Jules Verne
My soul, that turns to His great love on high, Whose arms to clasp us on the cross were spread.
"Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3" by John Addington Symonds
Finally I made a single black dot half-way between two of the arms of the cross.
"Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development" by Francis Galton
She had reseated herself with her arms crossed, and there sat perfectly mute.
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope
He threw his hat down upon the steps and crossed his arms over his chest.
"The Nest of the Sparrowhawk" by Baroness Orczy
Any interrogation made with crossed arms must partake of the character of a threat.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
When his pistols were prepared, he extinguished the candle, crossed his arms, and fired at his company.
"The Pirates Own Book" by Charles Ellms
Here the girl stays all day, sitting with her arms crossed and the palms of her hands resting on the sand.
"Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I." by Sir James George Frazer
Bob bowed politely to the two women, who stood, their arms crossed on their stomachs, without deigning his salutation the slightest attention.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
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In poetry:

The father rose, and bow'd his head
On the blessed cross he wore !
For he quak'd to think that arm had
The touch of Ellinor.
"The Penitent's Confession" by Anne Bannerman
And in the foreground
The tall Cross,
Sombre, untenanted,
Aches for the Body
That is the back in the cradle
Of a maid's arms
"Pieta" by R S Thomas
"Its stiff, white arms were stretched wide,
I could not pass it then ;
I tried to cross on either side,
But it was all in vain.
"The Penitent's Confession" by Anne Bannerman
Asleep from this wearisome aching,
With my arms crossed under my head,
I shall hear without awaking,
The rain that blesses the dead.
"Summer Rain" by Kate Seymour Maclean
"The Christ be praised!--He sets for me
A blessed cross in sight!"
"Now, nay, 't is but yon blasted tree
With two gaunt arms outright!"
"Norembega" by John Greenleaf Whittier
When Satan, by my sins made bold,
Strives from Thy cross to loose my hold,
Then with Thy pitying arms infold,
And plead, O plead for me.
"O Thou, the contrite sinner’s Friend," by Charlotte Elliott

In news:

With a Gatorade towel wrapped around his head, Oklahoma wide receiver Kenny Stills looked toward the sky and then dropped his arms to his chest and crossed himself.
More than 70 members of the "armed opposition" received training in April, the Red Cross has said.
Railroad crossing arms that malfunctioned Saturday night and caused traffic backups in Simi Valley were fixed Sunday morning, officials said.
Armed with an ipod mobile speaker and microphone she performs for pedestrians at the crossing regularly, Transmission 5 includes her performing the Cumbia "Si te vienen a contar.".
Prosthetic legs and arms await new amputees at a Red Cross orthopedic center in Kabul, Afghanistan on September 10, 2011.
This summer, the city plans to put in medians at the intersections of 3rd Avenue and 1st Street South and 6th Avenue and Front Street, preventing drivers from going around cross arms.
Donning capes and black Stetsons, they stare menacingly into the camera, arms crossed, towering over cheerleaders wearing silver boots.
Have your guy sit on the floor with his arms stretched out behind him for support and his legs crossed loosely Indian-style.
Manzie seemed none too happy with her dad, and kept her arms tensely crossed across her chest as he tried to draw her into the family huddle.
Lie on the ground with your knees bent and arms crossed on your chest.
Using a makeshift needle fashioned from a guitar string, prosecutors allege the couple gave five of the kids, aged 10 to 17, cross-shaped tattoos, while the sixth got "mom and dad" on his arm.
I walked to the grocery store to pick up some half and half with my arms crossed, shivering.
This amazing video makes us wonder — is there some sort of psychological evaluation before somebody is given a robot- Terminator arm, or do doctors just cross their fingers and hope for the best.
This amazing video makes us wonder -- is there some sort of psychological evaluation before somebody is given a robot- Terminator arm, or do doctors just cross their fingers and hope for the best.
Armed with only an iPhone, T+L tags along for a monthlong drive cross-country, photographing everything along the way.
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In science:

An edge e is pivotal for the box-crossing event if and only if there are four arms of alternating type from e to the boundary of the box.
Three theorems in discrete random geometry
Thus the particle orbits stay within the arms, as expected for the manifold theory, and do not cross them as would have been expected by the density wave theory.
Manifold-driven spirals in N-body barred galaxy simulations
We also followed the trajectories of particles in the arms and found that, contrary to what would have been expected for density wave spirals, they do not cross the arms but they move along them, starting off from the vicinity of one of the Lagrangian saddle points (L1 or L2 ) in the direction of the other one.
Manifold-driven spirals in N-body barred galaxy simulations
It is intended to compute a natural frequency in a cross-shaped plate with unequal arms.
Generalized Selective Modal Analysis
It was decided to compute the mode corresponding to the upper arm of the cross oscillating against the lower one.
Generalized Selective Modal Analysis
The detection of stochastic backgrounds with LISA is more complicated than with LIGO, because any pair of interferometers formed by LISA’s arms share one arm in common, so it is not possible to cross-correlate two independent interferometers with uncorrelated noise.
Gravitational Radiation From Cosmological Turbulence
Earth orbit crossing asteroids may cause a significant disturbance if they come within ∼10,000 km of one of the arms of the triangle.
Science, Technology and Mission Design for the Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity
In the 4TM torsion pendulum [16, 17] the test mass enclosed by the GRS is one of four identical test masses in a cross shaped configuration, suspended off-center with respect to the fiber axis with a r = 0.1065 m arm, as shown on the right of Fig. 1.
Increased Brownian force noise from molecular impacts in a constrained volume
Increasing M by a factor of five or so to provide enough lever arm to see the logarithmic change in q(x, M 2 ) involves measurement of an exceedingly small cross section.
High-Energy Hadron-Induced Dilepton Production from Nucleons and Nuclei
The size of the arms of the crosses are estimated errors equal approximatively to the square root of the number of events.
A Theory for the Term Structure of Interest Rates
The size of the arms of the crosses are estimated errors equal approximatively to the square root of the number of events.
A Theory for the Term Structure of Interest Rates
The size of the arms of the crosses are estimated errors equal approximatively to the square root of the number of events.
A Theory for the Term Structure of Interest Rates
The size of the arms of the crosses are estimated errors equal approximatively to the square root of the number of events.
A Theory for the Term Structure of Interest Rates
The size of the arms of the crosses are estimated errors equal approximatively to the square root of the number of events.
A Theory for the Term Structure of Interest Rates
The size of the arms of the crosses are estimated errors equal approximatively to the square root of the number of events.
A Theory for the Term Structure of Interest Rates
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