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A cross with one vertical and two horizontal bars. It was the symbol of Joan of Arc, and in the Second World War was adopted by the Free French forces of General de Gaulle.
- ‘The Lorraine Cross differs slightly from the Patriarchal Cross, in that the Lorraine has two horizontal beams of equal length.’
- ‘The Lorraine Cross consists of one vertical and two evenly spaced horizontal bars, the lower longer than the upper; generally the lower bar is as close to the bottom of the vertical as the upper bar is to the top.’
- ‘The Lorraine-cross is a double-barred cross. Originally both of the arms had the same length.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.