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 for To go across the country
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Across \A*cross"\ (#; 115), prep. [Pref. a- + cross: cf. F. en
     croix. See Cross, n.]
     From side to side; athwart; crosswise, or in a direction
     opposed to the length; quite over; as, a bridge laid across a
     river. --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]
     To come across, to come upon or meet incidentally.
     To go across the country, to go by a direct course across a
        region without following the roads.
        [1913 Webster]

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