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Across, adv. 1) athwart, from side to side; in the phrase “to break one's head or pate a.:” Err. II, 1, 78. Tw. V, 178. Hml. II, 2, 599. In Alls II, 1, 70 it must be remembered that in tilting it was thought disgraceful to break the spear across the body of the adversary, instead of by the push of the point; cf. Cross and Traverse.
2) folded (of arms): Lucr. 1662. Caes. II, 1, 240.
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