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Cross and Ball

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so universally marked on Egyptian figures, is a circle and the letter T. The circle signifies the eternal preserver of the world, and the T is the monogram of Thoth, the Egyptian Mercury, meaning wisdom.

The coronation orb is a sphere or ball surmounted by a cross, an emblem of empire introduced in representations of our Saviour. In this case the cross stands above the ball, to signify that the spiritual power is above the temporal.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Cross (in heraldry)
Cross (a mystic emblem)
Cross (To)
Cross
Cross Buns
Cross-grained
Cross-legged Knights
Cross Man (A)
Cross-patch
Cross-roads
Cross and Ball
Cross and Pile
Cross as a Bear
Cross as the Tongs
Cross as Two Sticks
Crossing the Hand
Crossing the Line
Crotalum
Crotchet
Crotona’s Sage
Crouchback