Cross"bones` (-b?nz`), n. pl.

A representation of two of the leg bones or arm bones of a skeleton, laid crosswise, often surmounted with a skull, and serving as a symbol of death.

Crossbones, scythes, hourglasses, and other lugubrios emblems of mortality. Hawthorne.

 

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