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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crux  \Crux\  (kr[u^]ks),  n.;  pl  E.  {Cruxes}  (-[e^]z),  L. 
  {Cruces}  (kr[udd]"s[=e]z).  [L.,  cross,  torture,  trouble.] 
  Anything  that  is  very  puzzling  or  difficult  to  explain.  --Dr. 
  Sheridan. 
 
  The  perpetual  crux  of  New  Testament  chronologists. 
  --Strauss. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Crux 
  n  1:  a  small  conspicuous  constellation  the  the  southern 
  hemisphere  in  the  Milky  Way  near  Centaurus  [syn:  {Southern 
  Cross},  {Crux},  {Crux  Australis}] 
  2:  the  most  important  point  [syn:  {crux  of  the  matter}] 




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