Bishop's Crook
Bishop's Crook
The Pastoral Staff is an ecclesiastical ornament which is conferred on bishops at their consecration and on mitred abbots at their investiture, and which is used by these prelates in performing certain solemn functions

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  • crook — I. n. 1. Bend, flexure, curvature, turn. 2. Bent staff, shepherd s crook, bishop s crook or staff. 3. Trick, artifice, machination. II. v. a. Bend, curve, incurvate, bow, inflect, make crooked. III. v. n. Bend, curve, become crooked, wind, turn …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Crook Peak to Shute Shelve Hill — Site of Special Scientific Interest …   Wikipedia

  • Crook — Crook, Crooks or Crooked may refer to: Contents 1 Places 2 People 3 Other uses …   Wikipedia

  • crook — (kr[oo^]k), n. [OE. crok; akin to Icel. kr[=o]kr hook, bend, SW. krok, Dan. krog, OD. krooke; or cf. Gael. crocan crook, hook, W. crwca crooked. Cf. {Crosier}, {Crotchet}, {Crutch}, {Encroach}.] 1. A bend, turn, or curve; curvature; flexure.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crook — ► NOUN 1) a shepherd s hooked staff. 2) a bishop s crozier. 3) a bend, especially at the elbow in a person s arm. 4) informal a criminal or dishonest person. ► VERB ▪ bend (something, especially a finger). ► ADJECTIVE Austral./NZ …   English terms dictionary

  • crook — [krook] n. [ME crok < ON krōkr, var. of krākr, a bending, hook, bay: for IE base see CRADLE] 1. a hooked, bent, or curved thing or part; hook 2. a) a shepherd s staff, with a hook at one end b) a bishop s staff resembling this; crosier 3. a …   English World dictionary

  • crook — [[t]kr ʊk[/t]] crooks, crooking, crooked 1) N COUNT A crook is a dishonest person or a criminal. [INFORMAL] The man is a crook and a liar... Donaldson was a petty crook with a string of previous offences. 2) N COUNT: usu sing, the N of n The… …   English dictionary

  • Crook frame — A Crook Frame or Cruck is the timber framing or ‘structure’ of a building which consists of long, generally bent, timber beams that lean inwards and form the ridge of the roof. These posts are then generally secured by a horizontal beam which… …   Wikipedia

  • crook — I [[t]krʊk[/t]] n. 1) a bent or curved implement, appendage, etc.; hook 2) the hooked part of anything 3) an instrument or implement having a bent or curved part, as a bishop s crosier 4) a dishonest person, esp. a swindler or thief 5) a bend or… …   From formal English to slang

  • crook — noun 1》 a shepherd s hooked staff.     ↘a bishop s crozier. 2》 a bend, especially at the elbow in a person s arm. 3》 informal a person who is dishonest or a criminal. verb bend (something, especially a finger as a signal). adjective Austral./NZ… …   English new terms dictionary

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