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crosier

, crozier
1. a staff surmounted by a crook or cross, carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office
2. the tip of a young plant, esp a fern frond, that is coiled into a hook

crosier

bishop’s staff signifying his ruling power. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 21]
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When five Crosiers arrived, Reed pleaded unsuccessfully to the Halls for help and without weapons or horse, he says: "I can neither fight nor flee".
He was killed by the Crosiers with 33 blows and it is said that pillow cases were used to later carry away the parts of his body.
The result was that even though most of the individual Crosiers remain only a name, I learned a fair bit about their neighbours and supporters, as well as what the Crosiers read.
Though the former neighbours now had a better address, they often kept contact with the Crosiers because family members were buried in their monastery, and they had arranged for masses to be said each year for these ancestors.
I have not found concrete evidence that the Crosiers influenced their neighbours and patrons, but the opposite seems to have been the case.
Ironically, the French Crosiers did not last long enough to be closed down by the leaders of the French Revolution.
When the Crosiers were closed down in the late 1760s, their library was catalogued before it was sold.
Significantly less has been discovered about London's Crutched Friars than the Paris Crosiers.
The Crosiers in what is now Belgium undertook a reform of the whole order in the mid-thirteenth century.