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cross fire

[′krȯs ‚fīr]
Interfering current in one telegraph or signaling channel resulting from telegraph or signaling currents in another channel.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
Mick Cash, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, said the King's Cross fire stands alongside the disaster at Grenfell Tower as a reminder that "safety and regulation must remain our watchwords regardless of what the bottom line says on a set of accounts".
"Seven soldiers embraced shahadat at LoC in Bhimber sector in cross fire LoC violation by Indian troops late last night.
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Firefighter Cliff Page, from Haden Cross Fire Station, said: "The Vauxhall had in fact mounted the parked Ford.
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And before disbanding the Kirklees panel gave its leftover cash to the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice and Red Cross Fire Victim Support.
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The other two casualties were an SPLA soldier who attempted to intervene to rescue the situation and another man who was killed in the cross fire. Of the injured, sources from the area said 22 were from Ayual and 15 from Dacuek.
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).
You can't have a cross fire of opinion if one side isn't even on the field.
The Seals were suddenly shot at from the direction of the women and children, "trapping them in the cross fire." In response, the Americans unleashed a barrage of fire.