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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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As Alvin Gouldner did before him, Crozier emphasizes the interdependency of these characteristics, each one hot only giving sense to the other but also reinforcing them to create perverse bureaucratic circles.
After having nearly the same experience with the Little Bull as he'd had with the Fords, one would have thought Crozier would have given up and gone back to using horses.
It was noticeable that Crozier took the lead role in commenting after last night's meeting and his diplomatic skills could be vital in the negotiations ahead.
Which was perhaps just as well, because Crozier was forced onto a track that led him to play a role in the worldwide struggle against terrorism and communism.
In addition to this agreement with Akamai, Crozier & Henderson has also developed a new state-of-the-art datacenter at Vericenter in Dallas, Texas.
Identified from CCTV and arrested, Crozier said he had taken a lot of crack cocaine and could not fully remember what happened or how he got to the pub.
Crozier was arrested March 19, he tried to hide and flee but then quickly surrendered.
Crozier said: "Last year we lost out to the BBC, who have been outspending everyone.
Former Football Association chief executive Adam Crozier has spoken out against the decision to renew Fabio Capello's contract on the eve of this summer's World Cup.
ITV's new boss Adam Crozier starts at the helm today with a remit to steer a revival of the battered broadcaster.
BROADCASTER ITV's hunt for a chief executive finally ended yesterday after the firm turned to Royal Mail boss Adam Crozier.