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criss-cross applesauce

A childish alliterative rhyme for (being) cross-legged while sitting. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. OK, kids, everyone sit criss-cross applesauce and face the front of class!
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Here, Judd's hard-hat posture is styled as a form of heterosexual panic, induced by gleaming panels of anodized aluminum that are canted off the wall, crisscrossed, and fringed like a belly dancer's halter top.
In the team's first test of thermal excitation, they reported that a photonic crystal of crisscross silicon rods, heated to 137[degrees]C, emitted strongly at wavelengths shorter than 10 micrometers ([micro]m) but showed much less emission at longer wavelengths.
A case in point: the evening's one non-Shakespeare-inspired work, Mark Godden's Minor Threat, a virtual whirlwind of high-speed entrances and exits and crisscross patterns for five couples.
"A spacecraft could travel through regions of the solar system picking up ions from the many invisible comet tails that probably crisscross our solar system," says George Gloeckler of the University of Maryland, College Park.
The dancers crisscross the stage stretching and pulling elasticized bands, secured offstage, into a cat's cradle of possibilities, and!
Planetary scientists have known since the 1970s, thanks to images taken by the Mariner 9 and Viking Orbiter spacecraft, that dried-up channels crisscross much of the Martian surface.
In Ram the dancers rhythmic vocalizing propels them to crisscross the stage.
When the lights rise, men and women, costumed timelessly in swathes of green and blue cotton, crisscross the stage, vigorously manipulating large pieces of fabric.
A gray cutout strip of photo adheres to the wall, in part a photographic representation of the crutch's shadow; actual shadows from gallery lights crisscross it.
The year was 1972, and the America he discovered though the lens of his 35 mm range finder, a vast network of windswept back roads and empty downtowns, would inspire him to crisscross the country some ten more times during the decade that followed.
The dark substance coats baskets and other containers, perhaps as a type of waterproofing, and it was used to create a crisscross design on the backs of skulls.
Two specimens display a crisscross pattern of tightly spaced rows typical of a portion of a finely woven bag or mat.
The sheets crisscross; altering their angle of overlap changes the spacing between the sections that bind DNA, Clore's group reports in the July 15 SCIENCE.