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crossbill


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crossbill  \Cross"bill`\  (-b[i^]l`).  (Law) 
  A  bill  brought  by  a  defendant,  in  an  equity  or  chancery  suit, 
  against  the  plaintiff,  respecting  the  matter  in  question  in 
  that  suit.  --Bouvier. 
 
  Note:  In  criminal  practice,  cross  bills  of  indictment  for 
  assault,  in  which  the  prosecutor  in  once  case  is  the 
  defendant  in  another,  may  be  tried  together. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crossbill  \Cross"bill`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  bird  of  the  genus  {Loxia},  allied  to  the  finches.  Their 
  mandibles  are  strongly  curved  and  cross  each  other  the 
  crossbeak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crossbill 
  n  :  finch  with  a  bill  whose  tips  cross  when  closed  [syn:  {Loxia 
  curvirostra}] 




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