shepherd's crook

NOUN
  1. a long staff with one end being hook shaped
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How To Use shepherd's crook In A Sentence

  • The shepherd's crook is not for beating the sheep, but for catching hold of them if they go into danger where the shepherd's arm can't reach them.
  • Ashton demonstrated Harlequin's technical expertise when he was transformed into Colas, a farmer, dancing with his shepherd's crook.
  • St. Patrick, being a Bishop, carried a thing called a crozier -- a kind of long staff, like a shepherd's crook, because _Bishop_ means _shepherd_. Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light
  • The shepherd's crook is not for beating the sheep, but for catching hold of them if they go into danger where the shepherd's arm can't reach them.
  • ETYMOLOGY: Possibly alteration of crutch and partly from Middle English croche, crook, crosier from Old French croche, hook, shepherd's crook, feminine of croc, hook; see crochet. "What Britney's Crotch Did To My Stats."
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