Perhaps it is so everywhere; but the haste with which the cruces people buried their memory seemed indecent.
At its mouth the Chagre is one-fourth of a mile broad, and at cruces about 150 feet: in its middle course the depth is 24 feet.
There are two points at which one may land, viz: the villages of Gorgona and cruces.
But we no pay twenty dollars unless you get us to cruces poco pronto, sabe?
I was about a week at cruces before transportation began to come in.
From cruces to Panama mules were employed for the remainder of the journey.
cruces quæ fiunt super oblata a sacerdote, non debent fieri manu transversa sed manu recta.
cruces is a small village, situated on a plain, immediately on the banks of the river, which here are high and sandy.
Vos plane qui ligneos deos consecratis, cruces ligneas, ut deorum vestrorum partes, forsitan adoratis.
As the train started from cruces, a quiet shower distilled itself.
1814, "cross," from Latin crux "cross" (see cross (n.)). Figurative use for "a central difficulty," is older, from 1718; perhaps from Latin crux interpretum "a point in a text that is impossible to interpret," in which the literal sense is something like "crossroads of interpreters." Extended sense of "central point" is from 1888.
crux (krŭks, kruks)
n. pl. crux·es or cru·ces (krōō'sēz)
A cross or a crosslike structure.