One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A diagonal or X-shaped cross, especially white on a blue background (as a national emblem of Scotland).Also called saltire
- ‘The night before the battle, the Scots saw a cross formation of clouds in the sky resembling a St Andrew's cross - the patron saint.’
- ‘The Amsterdam Coat of Arms is composed of many historical elements. Firstly, in the center there are three St Andrew's crosses that are lined up in a vertical band on the shield of Amsterdam. According to many historians' views, these three crosses represent the three dangers that traditionally plagued the city of Amsterdam: fire, flood, and pestilence.’
- ‘Baxter made a splash earlier in the games, dyeing a blue-and-white St Andrew's cross - the Scottish flag - in his hair.’
- ‘The timbering of the hall is very heavy and consists of broad uprights and horizontals and bracing in the form of heavy cusped St. Andrew's crosses.’
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