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mascle

(ˈmɑːskəl)
n
(Heraldry) heraldry a charge consisting of a lozenge with a lozenge-shaped hole in the middle. Also called: voided lozenge See also masculy
[C14: from Old French macle, perhaps from Latin macula spot]
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After 1802, the chevalier sealed his letters with a very old seal, ill-engraved to be sure, by which the Casterans, the d'Esgrignons, the Troisvilles were enabled to see that he bore: Party of France, two cottises gemelled gules, and gules, five mascles or, placed end to end; on a chief sable, a cross argent.
and who beareth quarterly, first, argent, a wolf ravisant carrying a lamb gules; second, purpure, three mascles argent, two and one; third, paly of twelve, gules and argent; fourth, or, on a pale endorsed, three batons fleurdelises gules; supported by four griffon's-claws jessant from the sides of the escutcheon, with the motto "En Lupus in Historia," was able to surmount these rather satirical arms with a count's coronet.
The key verse here is perhaps 'Tota pulchra es, amica mea, et macula non est in te', surely the source of 'Cum hyder to me, my lemman swete, / For mote ne spot is non in the', mentioned above, as well perhaps of 'Vnblemyst I am, wythouten blot' (782), and of 'Wythouten mote oder mascle of sulpande synne' (726).
Present for the signing were Romanian Prime Minister Victor Viorel Ponta; Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Internal Affairs Gabriel Oprea; Minister of National Defence Mircea Dusa; Minister of Economy Constantin Nita; Minister of Finance Maria Petrescu; Airbus Helicopters President Guillaume Faury; and Jean-Louis Mascle, General Executive Director of Eurocopter Romania.
Here, one of the main features is the seven mascles which are heraldic diamond shapes filled with the traditional Ferrers colours of red and yellow.