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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Often marked along suburban thoroughfares by a red lit cross, the emergency rooms can be difficult to miss on the outskirts of big cities.
Above the baptistery was a softly lit cross and a spray of greenery, gold and ivory bows, gold and ivory ornaments, gold lame, and pearl headings.
It does not symbolize anything historical, being merely a depiction of the huge, garishly lit cross that used to loom threateningly over Cahuenga Pass across from the Hollywood Bowl.