(1) After the formalities, he laid his crozier , as the seal of office, on the altar.(2) A bishop's crozier possibly thought to date from the early 7th century has been found in a peat bog in Co Offaly, 60 miles west of Dublin.(3) And we should not forget that the altarpiece's narrative culminated in the sculpted Coronation of Mary, an event also depicted on the top of Abbot du Clercq's crozier in the Visitation.(4) I was so delighted with the Pope's visit that I, in a burst of Irish Catholicism, the intensity of which would have melted St. Patrick's crozier sent a postcard off to The Catholic Herald saying how I felt about John Paul's visit here.(5) His crozier and a psalter associated with him were, later, taken into battle.(6) The nuclei in the penultimate cell undergo a final round of premeiotic replication and then fuse, whereas the basal nuclei enter a new crozier .(7) After 10 mitotic divisions, the tip of the hypha bends to form a crozier into which migrates one nucleus of each mating type.(8) In the Celtic regions, where relics were more usually associative than corporeal, these often took the form of a bell once owned by the saint, a crozier , or a book.(9) All the dozen scientists crowded to shake hands with the bishop; he put away his crozier and shook them all.(10) Although Welsh churches, like English and Irish ones, had gospel books, book and bell shrines, croziers , and reliquaries, church treasuries were much barer there.(11) Augustine has placed his bishop's mitre on the altar table and propped his crosier and a censer on either side.(12) This spring they have come into flower at the same time as a nearby royal fern Osmunda regalis Hillii├ö├ç├û has begun to unroll its crosiers .(13) Typically, the fronds develop from croziers or fiddle heads that develop into a single plane.(14) Moreover, in contrast to wild-type croziers, almost all mutant croziers are uninucleate.(15) The unfurling croziers of Dicksonia antarctica, one of the hardiest of ferns, look like a nest of baby orang-utans.(16) Abbots, abbesses and bishops were buried with their croziers , the pastoral staffs symbolic of their office.