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fiery cross

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.
Also called fire cross. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Lady Hindlip, like fiery-cross, is scentless, and not so hardy.

    The Lake George Moore
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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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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