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Crux Decussata

A St. Andrew's cross

“Crux decussata est in qua duo ligna directa et æquabilia inter se obliquantur, cujus formam refert litera X quæ, ut ait Isidorus (Orig, 1, iii.) `in figura crucem et in numero decem demonstrat.' Hæc vulgo Andreana vocatur, quod vetus traditio sit in hac S. Antream fuisse necatum.” —Gretser: De Cruce, book i. p. 2.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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