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In [[heraldry]], a '''Maltese cross''' is a [[cross]] whose arms flare out to wide indented ends. They are often drawn with the arms narrowing to a single point in the centre. The cross became the symbol of the Order of St John of Jerusalem during the [[Crusades]].
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In [[heraldry]], a '''Maltese cross''' is a [[cross]] whose arms flare out to wide indented ends. They are often drawn with the arms narrowing to a single point in the centre. The cross became the symbol of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem during the [[Crusades]].
   
 
[[Category:Device heraldry]]
 
[[Category:Device heraldry]]

Revision as of 02:01, 29 November 2006

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In heraldry, a Maltese cross is a cross whose arms flare out to wide indented ends. They are often drawn with the arms narrowing to a single point in the centre. The cross became the symbol of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem during the Crusades.