1. Having the grain or fibers run diagonally, or more or less transversely and irregularly, so as to interfere with splitting or planing.

If the stuff proves crossgrained, . . . then you must turn your stuff to plane it the contrary way.

2. Perverse; untractable; contrary.

She was none of your crossgrained, termagant, scolding jades.

(Cross"hatch`) v. t. To shade by means of crosshatching.

(Cross"hatch`ing), n. In drawing and line engraving, shading with lines that cross one another at an angle.

(Cross"head`) n. (Mach.) A beam or bar across the head or end of a rod, etc., or a block attached to it and carrying a knuckle pin; as the solid crosspiece running between parallel slides, which receives motion from the piston of a steam engine and imparts it to the connecting rod, which is hinged to the crosshead.

(Cross"ing), n. [See Cross, v. t. ]

1. The act by which anything is crossed; as, the crossing of the ocean.

2. The act of making the sign of the cross. Bp. Hall.

3. The act of interbreeding; a mixing of breeds.

4. Intersection, as of two paths or roads.

5. A place where anything (as a stream) is crossed; a paved walk across a street.

6. Contradiction; thwarting; obstruction.

I do not bear these crossings.

(Cross"jack`) n. (Naut.) The lowest square sail, or the lower yard of the mizzenmast.

(CRoss"legged`) a. Having the legs crossed.

(Cross"let) n. [Dim. of cross.]

1. A small cross. Spenser.

2. [Cf. OF. croisel crucible, and E. Cresset.] A crucible. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Cross"let), a. (Her.) Crossed again; — said of a cross the arms of which are crossed. SeeCross- crosslet.

(Cross"ly), adv. Athwart; adversely; unfortunately; peevishly; fretfully; with ill humor.

(Cross"ness), n. The quality or state of being cross; peevishness; fretfulness; ill humor.

(Cros*sop`ter*yg"i*an) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Crossopterygii.n. One of the Crossopterygii.

(||Cros*sop`te*ryg"i*i) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. tassels, a fringe + dim. of wing, fin.] (Zoöl.) An order of ganoid fishes including among living species the bichir See Brachioganoidei.

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