An address by the presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan to the national convention of the Democratic party in 1896. Bryan criticized the gold standard and advocated inflating the currency by the free coinage of silver, a measure popular among the debt-ridden farmers whom Bryan championed. “You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns,” said Bryan; “You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.” The speech stirred the convention, and Bryan was nominated for president.
noun 1. a Latin cross with a representation of steps beneath it.
- Cross of valour
noun 1. the highest Canadian award for bravery CV
[kro-sop-tuh-rij-ee-uh n] /krɒˌsɒp təˈrɪdʒ i ən/ noun 1. any fish of the group Crossopterygii, extinct except for the coelacanth, regarded as being ancestral to amphibians and other land vertebrates. adjective 2. pertaining to or resembling a crossopterygian. /krɒˌsɒptəˈrɪdʒɪən/ noun 1. any bony fish of the subclass Crossopterygii, having fleshy limblike pectoral fins. The group, now […]
[kraws-out, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌaʊt, ˈkrɒs-/ noun 1. a word, line, etc., that has been crossed out. [kraws, kros] /krɔs, krɒs/ noun 1. a structure consisting essentially of an upright and a transverse piece, used to execute persons in ancient times. 2. any object, figure, or mark resembling a cross, as two intersecting lines. 3. a mark […]