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uncrossed

[uhn-krawst, -krost] /ʌnˈkrɔst, -ˈkrɒst/
adjective
1.
not crossed.
2.
not marked with a line across:
to leave one's t's uncrossed.
Origin of uncrossed
1550-1560
First recorded in 1550-60; un-1 + crossed

uncross

[uhn-kraws, -kros] /ʌnˈkrɔs, -ˈkrɒs/
verb (used with object)
1.
to change from a crossed position, as the legs.
Origin
First recorded in 1590-1600; un-2 + cross
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  • He uncrossed his legs, and made a feeble attempt to divert her thoughts.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • The mocking fire had died out of Roma's face, and she uncrossed her knees.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • He uncrossed his legs and hunched his body deeper into the back of his seat.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
  • He uncrossed his leg and shifted in his chair rather uneasily.

    The Loyalist James Francis Barrett
  • He uncrossed his legs and put his hands on the pew, on either side of his legs.

    The Trail of the Hawk Sinclair Lewis
  • But he uncrossed his legs and recrossed them the other way about.

    The Dew of Their Youth S. R. Crockett
  • Brenton uncrossed his legs and, with a sudden snap, crossed them the other way.

    The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
  • Richard uncrossed his legs and sat for a moment looking into the fire.

    Demos George Gissing
  • Bartrow crossed his legs, uncrossed them, and again had recourse to his watch.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • Gates, who had been listening attentively, now uncrossed his legs and spoke.

    Wings of the Wind Credo Harris

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