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A '''staff''', simply, is a length of wood, generally carried by shepherds and travellers to ease their way, direct [[sheep]], and perform other useful functions. From this it also developed into a [[badge]] of office, in the hands of [[bailiff]]s, [[herald]]s, ''et cetera'', as well as into the [[crozier]] of the [[Christian]] [[bishop]], and could then appear in a slimmer form, and with added decoration (like the ornate crooks of the crozier).
 
A '''staff''', simply, is a length of wood, generally carried by shepherds and travellers to ease their way, direct [[sheep]], and perform other useful functions. From this it also developed into a [[badge]] of office, in the hands of [[bailiff]]s, [[herald]]s, ''et cetera'', as well as into the [[crozier]] of the [[Christian]] [[bishop]], and could then appear in a slimmer form, and with added decoration (like the ornate crooks of the crozier).
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A staff (or, indeed, a stick) can be used as a weapon, mostly by peasant-type people.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 17:00, 1 July 2013

A staff, simply, is a length of wood, generally carried by shepherds and travellers to ease their way, direct sheep, and perform other useful functions. From this it also developed into a badge of office, in the hands of bailiffs, heralds, et cetera, as well as into the crozier of the Christian bishop, and could then appear in a slimmer form, and with added decoration (like the ornate crooks of the crozier).

A staff (or, indeed, a stick) can be used as a weapon, mostly by peasant-type people.