fiery cross


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fiery cross

n
1. a burning cross, used as a symbol by the Ku Klux Klan
2. (Historical Terms) a wooden cross with ends charred or dipped in blood formerly used by Scottish Highlanders to summon the clans to battle
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This cross is something in the nature of the crosstarrie, or fiery cross, which is the signal of gathering in our clans; yet he will know well enough the clan is not to rise, for there it is standing in his window, and no word with it.
So that night Alan carried down his fiery cross and set it in the bouman's window.
"Um do say, sir," says mine host, rising purple-faced, while the moan is still coming out of the Stwun, "as they used in old times to warn the country-side by blawing the Stwun when the enemy was a-comin', and as how folks could make un heered then for seven mile round; leastways, so I've heered Lawyer Smith say, and he knows a smart sight about them old times." We can hardly swallow Lawyer Smith's seven miles; but could the blowing of the stone have been a summons, a sort of sending the fiery cross round the neighbourhood in the old times?
"(https://www.ibtimes.com/vietnamese-chinese-ships-weeks-long-standoff-near-south-china-sea-oil-block-2807342) Vietnamese ships pursued Haiyang Dizhi 8 as it returned to Fiery Cross Reef and now appear to be loitering just outside of Vietnam's EEZ," Thorne added.
The tribunal found that Beijing has been conducting massive land reclamation activities on Cuarteron Reef, Fiery Cross Reef, Gaven Reef, Johnson Reef, Hughes Reef, Subi Reef and Mischief Reef since late 2013.
These are in Kagitingan Reef (Fiery Cross Reef), Calderon (Cuarteron), Burgos (Gaven), Mabini (Johnson), Panganiban (Mischief), Zamora (Subi), and McKennan (Hughes).
Fiery Cross Reef has been among the features where these dynamics have clearly been at play.
"We just protest to let them know that any development that they continue to do there is protested by us because we believe that Mischief Reef, Fiery Cross and all those islands that they have built within our EEZ is under our EEZ and they belong to us," he added.
'We should protest because Fiery Cross Reef is part of the geologic features we claim in the Kalayaan Island Group,' Carpio said in a statement.
Lawrence travelled within 12 nautical miles of Chinese-occupied Fiery Cross Reef, Defense Department spokesman Bill Urban said.
Fiery Cross in the Spratly Islands was little more than a reef when China began land reclamation works to turn it into an island in late 2014.
"We discovered that a note verbale has already been sent (to China about the reclamation project on Fiery Cross Reef or Kagitingan Reef) on October 10," Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario told Gulf News.