Which cross is this?

From: David Starner (dvdeug@fullnet.net)
Date: Fri Mar 21 2003 - 23:53:31 EST

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    I'm working on Jenning's Sommerset Dialect for Project Gutenberg, and I
    came across the following paragraph:

    Criss-cross-lain. <i>s.</i> The alphabet; so called in consequence
    of its being formerly preceded in the <i>horn-book</i> by a ✠ to
    remind us of the cross of Christ; hence the term. <i>Christ-Cross-
    line</i> came at last to mean nothing more than the alphabet.

    where the cross looks like the attached picture. Is U+2720 (Maltese
    Cross) the right character for this, and is there a better one in

    David Starner - dvdeug@email.ro
    Einstein once said that it would be hard to teach in a co-ed college since
    guys were only looking on girls and not listening to the teacher. He was
    objected that they would be listening to _him_ very attentively, forgetting
    about any girls. But such guys won't be worth teaching, replied the great


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