• WordNet 3.6
    • n crozier a staff surmounted by a crook or cross carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crozier See Crosier.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crozier A staff about 5 feet long, ending in a hook or curve, or, in the case of an archbishop's crozier, surmounted by an ornamented cross or crucifix, borne by or before a bishop or archbishop on solemn occasions. The staff is hollow, commonly gilt, and highly ornamented. Early croziers were exceedingly simple. The patriarch's staff bears a cross with two transverse bars, that of the pope one with three. See patriarchal cross, processional cross, papal cross, under cross. Also called cross-staff.
    • n crozier One who bears the crozier or the cross; a cross-bearer.
    • n crozier In astronomy, a constellation, the Southern Cross. See Crux, 2.
    • n crozier In botany, the circinate young frond of a fern. Also crozier-head, crozier-bud.
    • n crozier The flat, spirally coiled shell of the cephalopodous mollusk Spirula.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crozier a cross mounted on a staff, borne before archbishops and patriarchs—often confounded with the pastoral staff
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. crocier—Late L. crociarius—L. crux, a cross.


In literature:

Accompanied by Captain Crozier, he sailed in May, 1845.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
Quite different is Edward Crozier, who hails from an ancestral hall in the East Riding of York.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
I am going up to London to stay with my old friend Canon Crozier.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III., July 1893" by Various
How well I remember the contriving that crozier upon it!
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
On the 14th of September we were again reviewed by His Royal Highness, in the presence of General Crozier, an American officer.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
But JOHN H. CROZIER, of Knoxville, has gone over to "Old Buck" and his admirers; and this is claimed as a change!
"Americanism Contrasted with Foreignism, Romanism, and Bogus Democracy in the Light of Reason, History, and Scripture;" by William Gannaway Brownlow
Crozier, John B., 1009.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Seen close at hand and without the tall tiara and the crozier and the heavy robes of office, Urban was very short.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
In St. Martin's gloved left hand is his crozier and the right glove, which he has drawn off to bestow his alms.
"Holbein" by Beatrice Fortescue
Andrew Brown, Charles Crozier and J. H. Fisher.
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs

In poetry:

Tall Fitz Maurice with his crozier,
O'Clonarchy of Lismore,
They are less now than the osier
Swaying by the Cashen's shore!
"Abbeydorney" by Clinton Scollard

In news:

Goalie Roger Crozier remains Red Wings' last rookie of year.
'The Bishop Brings the Crozier '.
Crozier 's prose meditations respond poetically to objects.
Many of the entries in Lorna Crozier 's new volume read like miniature fictions, with protagonist objects.
Award-winning Lorna Crozier celebrates the 'intricacies of mind and heart' in her latest work.
Ron Crozier , a familiar face in the Brazos Valley and former Sports Director at KBTX-TV spends his time working at the Twin City Mission and staying active in sports.
Adam Crozier , the former head of the Football Association and former joint chief executive of Saatchi & Saatchi, has been confirmed as the next chief executive of Royal Mail.
Adam Crozier named Royal Mail chief executive.
'The Bishop Brings the Crozier'.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy A Crozier, son of Donna J and George T Crozier of Bellaire, Ohio, is currently deployed.
Ron Crozier, a familiar face in the Brazos Valley and former Sports Director at KBTX-TV spends his time working at the Twin City Mission and staying active in sports.
Each week, Francesca Crozier-Fitzgerald puts together a rundown of book-centric events that'll keep you "lit" like wheels on fire all week long.
James Kennedy David Crozier Matt Varney Tim Hammer Jess Lyda Chris Lewis James Johnson Mike Osgood Brandon Randles Joe Vaverka Greg Baker Marcus Tartsah Patrick McMichael Jeff Adams.
But all the trustees and Mayor Roz Crozier are opposed to dissolving .
"They think this is very feasible ," said Al Crozier, executive VP of TCI, in a recent interview.