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market cross Line breaks: mar¦ket cross

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Definition of market cross in English:


A stone cross situated in the marketplace of a British town.
Example sentences
  • The green west of the church was then the market place, and the market cross, standing on five steps, is a rare survival.
  • The pilgrimage procession sets out from in front of St John's church, proceeds down the High Street, past the market cross and into the Abbey.
  • Perhaps significant, the market cross, the place where buyer and seller came together to finalize a deal with a handshake, where the abstract became humanized, still remains.
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