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cross fire

[′krȯs ‚fīr]
(communications)
Interfering current in one telegraph or signaling channel resulting from telegraph or signaling currents in another channel.

cross fire, cross figure

A fiddleback grain pattern.

fiddleback, cross figure, cross fire, ripple figure

Abrupt, curly figures in wood, particularly maple and mahogany, caused by undulations in fiber alignment.
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Victims' families and survivors gathered for a minute's silence in memory of those who died in the King's Cross fire 30 years ago BEN STEVENS/PA WIRE
Cross Fire 2 is the sequel of Cross Fire, a blockbuster first-person-shooter PC online game in China.
John Healey, minister for local government, and co-chair of the London Regional Resilience Forum, said: "Many lessons have been learned since the tragedy of the King's Cross fire 20 years ago.
A London Underground spokesman said: ''We did not admit liability for the King's Cross fire but claimants just had to prove evidence of loss and damage.
You can't have a cross fire of opinion if one side isn't even on the field.
Finally, Steinmetz describes and analyses five groups (or, more properly, since individuals move among groups, five "Ideal Types"): AIM (the American Indian Movement -- a militant group active on Pine Ridge for many years); Ecumenists I (a name invented by Steinmetz for people who compartmentalize their Christian and Traditional beliefs and practices); Ecumenists II (who hold that Christianity fulfills traditional Lakota religion); Cross Fire Native American Church (explicitly Christian in i ts forms of worship); Half Moon Native American Church (not explicitly Christian); and The Body of Christ (a fundamentalist group).
His works were characterized by a tone of light cynicism, a cross fire of lively dialogue, and a keen insight into the foibles of the bourgeoisie.
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In addition to participating as only one of two expert guests on CNN's Cross Fire, he also spent an hour as the lead guest on the "Cristina Show," at the time the world's most watched Spanish language talk show.
WAH CANTT -- A man wanted by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Peshawar was arrested after brief cross fire from Mohallah Majwar in limits of Taxila Police station on Thursday.
WAH CANTT -- Police held one dacoit after cross fire in limits of Wah Cantonment Police station on Monday.
1 -- color) A donkey peers from behind a fence along Sand Canyon Road late Monday as the Cross Fire crests a ridge.