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crosse

 (krôs, krŏs)
n.
The stick used in lacrosse, consisting of a shaft having at one end a looped head to which webbing is attached.

[French, from Old French, staff; see crosier.]

crosse

(krɒs)
n
(Lacrosse) a light staff with a triangular frame to which a network is attached, used in playing lacrosse
[French, from Old French croce crosier]

crosse

(krɔs, krɒs)

n.
a long-handled racket used in the game of lacrosse.
[1865–70; < French: literally, hooked stick, Old French croce < Germanic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crosse - a long racket with a triangular framecrosse - a long racket with a triangular frame; used in playing lacrosse
racquet, racket - a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games
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They begane first at the abay gates, and when the first pagiante was played, it was wheeled to the highe crosse befor the mayor, and soe to every streete.
During the two last days we met with signs of horses, an with several small articles which had belonged to the Indian -- such as parts of a mantle and a bunch of ostrich feathers -- but they appeared to have been lying long on the ground Between the place where the Indians had so lately crosse the river and this neighbourhood, though so many mile apart, the country appears to be quite unfrequented.
Nor is it, altogether, the remembrance of her cathedral-toppling earthquakes; nor the stampedoes of her frantic seas: nor the tearlessness of arid skies that never rain; nor the sight of her wide field of leaning spires, wrenched cope-stones, and crosses all adroop (like canted yards of anchored fleets); and her suburban avenues of house-walls lying over upon each other, as a tossed pack of cards; --it is not these things alone which make tearless Lima, the strangest, saddest city thou can'st see.
Near an old cathedral, under a shed, were three crosses of stone--moldy and damaged things, bearing life-size stone figures.
It was probably one of the rude crosses not uncommon in churchyards in this county.
There was a date at one end of the line and at the other a sum of money, as in common account-books, but instead of explanatory writing, only a varying number of crosses between the two.
But when he saw that a cross had been made on the door of the house where the Soldier lived, he took a piece of chalk also, and made crosses on all the doors in the town; and that was very clever, for now the lady-in-waiting could not find the right house, as there were crosses on all the doors.
They then ordered all the beads, images, crosses, and relics which the Catholics made use of to be thrown into the fire.
The greater part of the passengers from Brindisi were bound for India some for Bombay, others for Calcutta by way of Bombay, the nearest route thither, now that a railway crosses the Indian peninsula.
That was near the bridge that crosses the canal by the gasworks.
When an invading force crosses a river in its onward march, do not advance to meet it in mid-stream.
They had met with many crosses and losses in the course of their spring hunt, not so much from Indians as from white men.