cross (n.) Old form(s): crosse
hindrance, obstacle, stumbling block
Luc.912[Lucrece as if to opportunity] When Truth and Virtue have to do with thee, / A thousand crosses keep them from thy aid
MA II.ii.4[Don John to Borachio] Any bar, any cross, any impediment will be medicinable to me
TNK III.vi.127.1[Palamon to Arcite] I love Emilia, and in that I'll bury / Thee, and all crosses else
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