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You might use me for mass
I could tell you your mass
I might even attack you
I sound like a cross

What am I?

HINT1:

mass in the first line doesn't mean the same as mass in the second line

HINT2:

Andrew knows about the cross.

HINT3: - each line hints to the solution of the same numbered line in the question

Songs from a king
Maker of the thing
The team breaching
The land of the fling

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  • $\begingroup$ There's a game called "Kirby - Mass Attack" $\endgroup$ – Avigrail Jul 27 '16 at 12:42
  • $\begingroup$ I've had a few thoughts but "I sound like a cross" is really throwing me off $\endgroup$ – computhomas Jul 27 '16 at 19:34
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    $\begingroup$ SPOILER / QUESTION: St. Andrew? $\endgroup$ – feelinferrety Jul 27 '16 at 20:55
  • $\begingroup$ Yes. That is correct. $\endgroup$ – David Glickman Jul 27 '16 at 21:18
  • $\begingroup$ Are you demo-crossy? $\endgroup$ – John Jul 28 '16 at 1:48

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The answer seems to be

(P)salter

You might use me for mass

Psalter, the book of Psalms might be used in Catholic Mass

I could tell you your mass

Salter, the manufacturer of weighing scales

I might even attack you

The word "Assault", or maybe SALT (Supporting Arms Liaison Team), but that seems a little obscure.

I sound like a cross

A Saltire, also known as St. Andrew's cross

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm guessing this is right! The "attack" bit could be the person who does the act, which would get the -er on the end and perhaps fit a little more closely with the others. $\endgroup$ – Dan Russell Jul 28 '16 at 4:46
  • $\begingroup$ yes, assaulter. I did think of changing it to 'I am the one who attacks you' but didn't, The answer to all of them could be 'A (P)salter' Well done. $\endgroup$ – David Glickman Jul 28 '16 at 7:00
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I'm going with

Censer

You might use me for mass

Censers are used in Catholic mass.

I could tell you your mass

A sensor could detect a person's mass.

I might even attack you

To censure is to "criticize or reproach in a harsh or vehement manner."

I sound like a cross

To censor is to "to delete (a word or passage of text)," or a feelinferrety pointed out, could be to cross out.

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  • $\begingroup$ I like it. :) May I suggest "censure" as in "disapproval" as in maybe something has been crossed out? $\endgroup$ – feelinferrety Jul 27 '16 at 19:54
  • $\begingroup$ @feelinferrety added that, thanks. But, after reading the definition for censure it might even be more appropriate for #3 (attacking), since it mentions "in a harsh or vehement manner." $\endgroup$ – Dylan Cristy Jul 27 '16 at 20:06
  • $\begingroup$ Good point. Perhaps the two work out in opposite positions? As censoring is the act of blocking out (or removing) bits of text/media. $\endgroup$ – feelinferrety Jul 27 '16 at 20:08
  • $\begingroup$ I like this one. Not what I had in mind, but maybe even better! $\endgroup$ – David Glickman Jul 27 '16 at 20:33
  • $\begingroup$ It's pretty cool that there is a "wrong" answer that works this well. $\endgroup$ – user21939 Jul 28 '16 at 12:12
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My guess:

Heart

You might use me for mass

Mass, as in Catholic mass. If you have attended mass you may be aware that you should be "pure of heart" if you are intending to take communion. So perhaps you do use your heart for mass.

I could tell you your mass

Your mass, or how much you weigh, could definitely affect the way your heart performs. So your heart could tell you that your mass is too high, leading to:

I might even attack you

Heart attack!

I sound like a cross

In Spanish, heart is "corazón", and cross is "cruz". Both words have a similar sound and share some letters.

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    $\begingroup$ This is the first answer to address each line in a thought out manner and it actually makes sense! $\endgroup$ – feelinferrety Jul 27 '16 at 19:31
  • $\begingroup$ I tell you your exact mass, not just 'too high' $\endgroup$ – David Glickman Jul 27 '16 at 20:39
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The answer could be

Scale

You might use me for mass

I could tell you your mass

We use the scale for weighting.

I might even attack you

Scale is a symbol of court and justice. If you commit a crime, they might punish you.

I sound like a cross

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  • $\begingroup$ closest so far but not quite $\endgroup$ – David Glickman Jul 27 '16 at 16:17
  • $\begingroup$ I'm more interested in the manufacturer... $\endgroup$ – David Glickman Jul 27 '16 at 22:17
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Are you

plus?

You might use me for mass

refering to voltage plus (positive)

I could tell you your mass

when you gained weight?

I might even attack you

not sure about this one

I sound like a cross

a plus symbol is a cross and maybe it kinda sounds the same in a weird accent?

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Kilo

You might use me for mass
I could tell you your mass

Kilo is a measurement of mass

I might even attack you

Kilo-class submarine

I sound like a cross

Not sure. Maybe they both start with a 'k' sound?

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I think

treadmills

You might use me for mass

I could tell you your mass

If you use a treadmills often It tells you your mass.

I might even attack you

If You don't know how to use a treadmills or You use it too much time without be trained You can feel mad.

I sound like a cross

You can go across treadmills.

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My guess is:

Cruiser

You might use me for mass

Dunno. My english is too bad

I could tell you your mass

Cruiserweight (< 200 lb/ 90.7 kg/ 14 st 4)

I might even attack you

Cruiser (ship)

I sound like a cross

Cruiser <=> cruz (Spanish)

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You might use me for mass

Hint: Songs from a king => Psalter, pronounced "salter", another name for the book of Psalms (previous attempt: Song of Solomon (book of the Bible, King Solomon) or Psalms (Bible book of King David’s songs))

I could tell you your mass

Hint: Maker of the thing => Salter (previous attempt: Detecto? Healthometer? (well-known makers of physician’s scales) Salter and Seca start with S like the other answers but are not as well-known in my area)

I might even attack you

Hint: The team breaching => Assaulter* (previous attempt: SWAT (swat is to hit; SWAT team breaches entries)) * or there's this SWAT guy named Jason Salter

I sound like a cross

Hint: The land of the fling => Saltire, the cross in the flag of Scotland (previous attempt: (land of the St. Andrew’s Cross and the Highland Fling) or Saltire, the name for the cross)

What am I?

A psalter, a salter, assaulter, a saltire (previous attempt: I have no idea. Psalms Salter SWAT Saltire doesn’t get me anywhere but the letter S.)

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  • $\begingroup$ So close... good job $\endgroup$ – David Glickman Jul 28 '16 at 7:02
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidGlickman: I thought about it a little more... I'm sure of the final, not so sure of #3 $\endgroup$ – shoover Jul 28 '16 at 15:37
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The answer is

human body weight machine

You might use me for mass

We use a weight scale to measure our total mass

I sound like a cross

If out of capacity, then it produces a sound.

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