Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A divining-rod.
- n. A long staff or crutch upon which worshipers were formerly allowed to lean during long offices, such as the psalms.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of crustaceans.
“Origen advise: and so Chrysostom, Haec erit tibi baculus, haec turris inexpugnabilis, haec armatura.”
“He turned his back and raised his black robe to cover his head, standing with his hands and the baculus out of sight in front of him.”
“My predecessor no longer holds the baculus, Maytera.”
“That stretch of tunnel was as well lit by the creeping green lights the first settlers brought as any, yet he seemed almost to have disappeared, baculus and all.”
“He was wearing an ordinary augur's robe; but he bore the baculus, his rod of office, which he used as a staff.”
“Quetzal raised the baculus to bestow a benison, although Silk could see no one beyond the glare that enveloped the three of them except the mounted officers.”
“When first I received the baculus, I had occasion to survey many old documents.”
“With halting steps, he made his way to a red velvet chair and sat, laying the baculus across his knees.”
“Quetzal rose laboriously with the help of his baculus, and Silk's heart went out to him.”
“As if to preside over a sacrifice at the Grand Manteion, the Prolocutor wore mulberry vestments crusted with diamonds and sapphires, and held the gold baculus that symbolized his authority;”
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