a burning cross, the rallying symbol of ancient Scotland and later of the Highlanders in case of war; later adopted by other organizations, including the Ku Klux Klan.
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Also called fire cross.
Words nearby fiery cross
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Lady Hindlip, like fiery-cross, is scentless, and not so hardy.The Lake|George Moore
British Dictionary definitions for fiery cross
a burning cross, used as a symbol by the Ku Klux Klan
a wooden cross with ends charred or dipped in blood formerly used by Scottish Highlanders to summon the clans to battle
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