Crossrow

Cross´row`


n.1.The alphabet; - called also Christcross-row.
And from the crossrow plucks the letter G.
- Shak.
2.A row that crosses others.
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10] Ferry observes that the "association between words and supernatural power is built into the very word for the alphabet in sixteenth-century English, crossrow, which largely replaced the Middle English name, abc" (128).