Cross.

—For not paying his term bills to the bursar (treasurer), or for cutting chapels, or lectures, or other offences, the undergrad can be “crossed ” at the buttery, or kitchen, or both, i.e., a cross  is put against his name by the Don, who wishes to see him, or to punish him. Of course it is easy to get one's buttery commons out in some one else's name, and to order dinner in from the confectioner's. The porter is supposed to allow no dinners to be sent in, but, between his winking and a little disguise, it is possible. As another instance, a barrel of beer will not be admitted; but if it is in a hamper it will pass!—Oxford University.