cross of Lorraine

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cross of Lorraine

n
(Heraldry) a cross with two horizontal bars above and below the midpoint of the vertical bar, the lower longer than the upper

cross′ of Lorraine′


n.
a cross having two crosspieces, the upper shorter than the lower.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.cross of Lorraine - a cross with two crossbars, one above and one below the midpoint of the vertical, the lower longer than the uppercross of Lorraine - a cross with two crossbars, one above and one below the midpoint of the vertical, the lower longer than the upper
Cross - a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry
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On y edifiera une Croix de Lorraine quand je serai mort'.
The massive 44-metre-high Croix de Lorraine, covered in pink granite and bronze, pictured left, and weighing approximately 1,500 tons was built in less than seven months.
Time appears to have erased some of the more controversial facets of his career and the imposing Croix de Lorraine, on the top of the highest hill in Colombeyles-deux-Eglises, is the perfect symbol and representation of the grandeur of his place in French collective memory.