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 Crux Decussata.Cry. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Crux Pectora’lis.
 
The cross which bishops of the Church of Rome suspend over their breast.   1
        “Crucem cum pretioso ligno vel cum reliquis Sanctorum ante pectus portare suspensum ad collum, hoc est quod vocant encolpium [or crux Pectorlis].”—See Ducange, vol. iii. p. 302, col. 2, article ENCOLPIUM.
 


 Crux Decussata.Cry. 

 
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