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Could 'crosscat ' be a compound taken from a childhood oath?

Posted by Malone on June 03, 2004

as follows (cross and cat): 'Cross your heart and hope to die, And hope the cat'll spit in your eye." From "2107 Curious Word Origins, Sayings & Expressions from White Elephants to a Song and Dance" by Charles Earle Funk

and if not, do you know any alternative meanings because I have not been able to find the expression in any dictionary.