sign of the cross

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a gesture with the right hand moving to form a cross

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These were certainly of an odd and varied kind, but each was given in simple good faith, with a kindly word, and a blessing, and that same strange mixture of fear-meaning movements which I had seen outside the hotel at Bistritz-- the sign of the cross and the guard against the evil eye.
But from that time they laid out his meals on the kitch- en table; and at first, Miss Swaffer, all in black and with an inscrutable face, would come and stand in the doorway of the living-room to see him make a big sign of the cross before he fell to.
Therefore, to put an end to his look of an inquisitor which it was necessary to get rid of at all events, as, at any price, a general extinguishes a battery which annoys him, Aramis stretched forth his beautiful white hand, upon which sparkled the amethyst of the pastoral ring; he cut the air with sign of the cross, and poured out his benediction upon his two friends.
The fair worshipper touched the great hand of Porthos with her delicate fingers, smiled, made the sign of the cross, and left the church.
The pope then made the sign of the cross on the forehead of each child.
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PNR crossing keeper Eric Zaragosa told the police that he saw the victim making the sign of the cross before laying down on the tracks as the PNR train headed for Alabang approached the area.
THE BISHOP of Durham certainly made his mark when he decided on a hands-on approach to Ash Wednesday and was seen out and about in Houghton-le-Spring making the sign of the cross on passers-by.
as she dipped fingers in a basin and made a sign of the cross,
Manila, Philippines The head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) urged the faithful to take courage in boldly proclaiming their faith by making the sign of the cross even in public.
That sign, says Dorothy (Collins, his secretary), was the Sign of the Cross.
LEADERS of a Birmingham church where a crook was filmed making the sign of the cross as he helped his accomplice steal a treasured lamp are hoping an 'Antiques Roadshow' will boost fundraising.
Hundreds of people clapped and cheered at Holyhead Sailing Club as Ronan made the sign of the cross before stepping into the water.
At a meeting in November, for example, Councilman Jeffrey Dyer prayed in the name of Jesus and made the sign of the cross while closing the invocation.
CATHOLICS are being urged to make their faith more visible by saying "God bless you" and making the Sign of the Cross more often.