• WordNet 3.6
    • n crosier 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 Crosier The pastoral staff of a bishop (also of an archbishop, being the symbol of his office as a shepherd of the flock of God.☞ The true shape of the crosier was with a hooked or curved top; the archbishop's staff alone bore a cross instead of a crook, and was of exceptional, not of regular form.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crosier See crozier, croziered.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crosier krō′zhėr a cross mounted on a staff, borne before archbishops and patriarchs—often confounded with the pastoral staff
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. rocer, croser, croyser, fr. croce, crosier, OF. croce, croche, F. crosse, fr. LL. crocea, crocia, from the same German or Celtic sourse as F. croc, hook; akin to E. crook,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. crocier—Late L. crociarius—L. crux, a cross.


In literature:

CROSIER, a staff carried by the Deity.
"What Is Man? And Other Stories" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Their crosiers are very richly jewelled.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
The crosier was perfect, and a part of the body was hard, and of a copper-coloured hue, whilst the other part was decomposed.
"The New Guide to Peterborough Cathedral" by George S. Phillips
With views and sentiments how opposite did Gardiner and Bonner resume the crosier!
"Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth" by Lucy Aikin
The abbot of La Trappe, leaning on his crosier, waited, unmoving, a few paces from her.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
Crosier or Crozier means cross-bearer.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
There lies the dead man, in the black cloak wrought with silver; the crosier in the powerless hand that was once so mighty.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
On the 30th of September, Gardiner preached at the Cross, the Bishop of London bearing his crosier before him.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
That was called a crosier, Daoud recalled, and was the cardinal's staff of office.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Fools all beside: 'Shall Cuthbert crosier lift?
"Legends of the Saxon Saints" by Aubrey de Vere

In poetry:

In barren haymeadows
A child tarries,
Walnut crosier
Outstretched, gold-eyed,
The bracing treasure,
Slender, streams.
"Artesian Well" by Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin
It was a high and holy sight, When Baldwin and his train,
With cross and crosier gleaming bright,
Came chanting slow the solemn rite,
To Gwentland's pleasant plain.
"The Harp Of Hoel" by William Lisle Bowles
Pax vobiscum – to a maid
The crosiered ferns among!
But hers was only the Saxon,
And his the Norman tongue;
And the Latin taught by the old friar
Made music for the young.
"The Young Friar" by Alfred Noyes

In news:

ONAMIA — Mille Lacs Health System (MLHS) signed papers completing the sale of the Crosier former seminary and adjacent land in Onamia on Monday.
Young female maybe a pit mix, no tags - found wandering in the intersection of S. Main and Crosier on 3-4-11.
Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said deputies were called to Booker T Washington Park in Malden just before 9 am Sunday to investigate reports of a man masturbating in public.
Sean Crosier tells media outlets that the body of 31-year-old Nicholas A Arthur of Charleston was found Monday morning.
Crosier says there aren't any signs of foul play.
Sean Crosier tells media outlets that the man's body was found Monday morning.
Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said motorists discovered the man's body just before 8 am The body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner's office.
Sean Crosier, of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office.
Traditional symbols of the pectoral cross, miter, ring, crosier and coat of arms represent the dignity of bishop's office.
Traditional symbols of the pectoral cross , miter, ring, crosier and coat of arms represent the dignity of bishop's office.
On Friday, Crosier said, Sgt J.H.
"They were really cold, so we were trying really hard to warm them up," said Crosier, who worked on one of the cubs that died.
Ninth-grade students in Chris Vavra's and Barbara Crosier's English class at Ramona High School drop, take cover under desks, and hold on during the Great California ShakeOut statewide earthquake drill at 10:18 am on Thursday.
Today, from 10 am to 2 pm at Summit Lake Community Center, 389 W Crosier St. Monday, Sept 14, from 4 pm to 7 pm at Reservoir Park Community Center, 1735 Hillside Terrace.

In science:

The chart is typically reset at 0, with some practitioners opting for the headstart feature (Lucas and Crosier, 1982), where the chart is reset at a different value such as α/2.
Optimality of Non-Restarting CUSUM charts