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 for Cross breeding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cross \Cross\ (kr[o^]s), a.
     1. Not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse;
        oblique; intersecting.
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              The cross refraction of the second prism. --Sir I.
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     2. Not accordant with what is wished or expected;
        interrupting; adverse; contrary; thwarting; perverse. "A
        cross fortune." --Jer. Taylor.
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              The cross and unlucky issue of my design.
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              The article of the resurrection seems to lie
              marvelously cross to the common experience of
              mankind.                              --South.
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              We are both love's captives, but with fates so
              One must be happy by the other's loss. --Dryden.
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     3. Characterized by, or in a state of, peevishness,
        fretfulness, or ill humor; as, a cross man or woman.
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              He had received a cross answer from his mistress.
                                                    --Jer. Taylor.
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     4. Made in an opposite direction, or an inverse relation;
        mutually inverse; interchanged; as, cross interrogatories;
        cross marriages, as when a brother and sister marry
        persons standing in the same relation to each other.
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     Cross action (Law), an action brought by a party who is
        sued against the person who has sued him, upon the same
        subject matter, as upon the same contract. --Burrill.
     Cross aisle (Arch.), a transept; the lateral divisions of a
        cruciform church.
     Cross axle.
        (a) (Mach.) A shaft, windlass, or roller, worked by levers
            at opposite ends, as in the copperplate printing
        (b) A driving axle, with cranks set at an angle of 90[deg]
            with each other.
     Cross bedding (Geol.), oblique lamination of horizontal
     Cross bill. See in the Vocabulary.
     Cross bitt. Same as Crosspiece.
     Cross bond, a form of bricklaying, in which the joints of
        one stretcher course come midway between those of the
        stretcher courses above and below, a course of headers and
        stretchers intervening. See Bond, n., 8.
     Cross breed. See in the Vocabulary.
     Cross breeding. See under Breeding.
     Cross buttock, a particular throw in wrestling; hence, an
        unexpected defeat or repulse. --Smollet.
     Cross country, across the country; not by the road. "The
        cross-country ride." --Cowper.
     Cross fertilization, the fertilization of the female
        products of one physiological individual by the male
        products of another, -- as the fertilization of the ovules
        of one plant by pollen from another. See Fertilization.
     Cross file, a double convex file, used in dressing out the
        arms or crosses of fine wheels.
     Cross fire (Mil.), lines of fire, from two or more points
        or places, crossing each other.
     Cross forked. (Her.) See under Forked.
     Cross frog. See under Frog.
     Cross furrow, a furrow or trench cut across other furrows
        to receive the water running in them and conduct it to the
        side of the field.
     Cross handle, a handle attached transversely to the axis of
        a tool, as in the augur. --Knight.
     Cross lode (Mining), a vein intersecting the true or
        principal lode.
     Cross purpose. See Cross-purpose, in the Vocabulary.
     Cross reference, a reference made from one part of a book
        or register to another part, where the same or an allied
        subject is treated of.
     Cross sea (Naut.), a chopping sea, in which the waves run
        in contrary directions.
     Cross stroke, a line or stroke across something, as across
        the letter t.
     Cross wind, a side wind; an unfavorable wind.
     Cross wires, fine wires made to traverse the field of view
        in a telescope, and moved by a screw with a graduated
        head, used for delicate astronomical observations; spider
        lines. Fixed cross wires are also used in microscopes,
     Syn: Fretful; peevish. See Fretful.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Breeding \Breed"ing\, n.
     1. The act or process of generating or bearing.
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     2. The raising or improving of any kind of domestic animals;
        as, farmers should pay attention to breeding.
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     3. Nurture; education; formation of manners.
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              She had her breeding at my father's charge. --Shak.
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     4. Deportment or behavior in the external offices and
        decorums of social life; manners; knowledge of, or
        training in, the ceremonies, or polite observances of
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              Delicacy of breeding, or that polite deference and
              respect which civility obliges us either to express
              or counterfeit towards the persons with whom we
              converse.                             --Hume.
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     5. Descent; pedigree; extraction. [Obs.]
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              Honest gentlemen, I know not your breeding. --Shak.
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     Close breeding, In and in breeding, breeding from a male
        and female from the same parentage.
     Cross breeding, breeding from a male and female of
        different lineage.
     Good breeding, politeness; genteel deportment.
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     Syn: Education; instruction; nurture; training; manners. See
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