Definition of Shepherd's crook
1. Noun. A long staff with one end being hook shaped.
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Literary usage of Shepherd's crook
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Rembrandt Van Rhyn by Charles Henry Middleton-Wake (1878)
"A youthful head in profile is seen in the tree close by the right of the shepherd-s crook, the foliage above the hat of the shepherdess is covered with work ..."
2. Flora of the Rocky Mountains and Adjacent Plains, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming by Per Axel Rydberg (1917)
"... parts shaped like a horseshoe or shepherd s crook, crossing the Sori naked, or protected, at least at first, by the revolute or reflexed margins or nor- ..."
3. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1904)
"... on either side stands a pillar, which here assumes the shape of a shepherd s crook. On the top of the slab appears a hand, symbolizing Providence, ..."
4. A Contribution to Our Knowledge of Seedlings by John Lubbock (1892)
"... one somewhat flattened, short and broad, with rounded angles, the other elongated, hooked, and shaped like a shepherd-s crook with a thickened staff. ..."
5. A Grammar of the Bulgarian Language: With Exercises and English and by C. F. Morse (1859)
"—да е, wherever; — fio, where; who, which. Ге'га. shepherd s crook. ..."
6. A Popular Guide to Minerals by Louis Pope Gratacap (1912)
"It is said to have been found adhering to the nails of the shoes and the spike of the shepherd.s crook, when he pastures the herds. ..."