armorial bearing


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Noun1.armorial bearing - heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shieldarmorial bearing - heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
annulet, roundel - (heraldry) a charge in the shape of a circle; "a hollow roundel"
chevron - an inverted V-shaped charge
fleur-de-lys, fleur-de-lis - (heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris
heraldry - emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms
ordinary - (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields
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At least," he said to himself, "I shall there have a firebrand of joy wherewith to warm myself, and I can sup on some crumbs of the three great armorial bearings of royal sugar which have been erected on the public refreshment-stall of the city.
It had a window of good size, iron-grated; a small stove; two wooden chairs; two oaken tables, very old and most elaborately carved with names, mottoes, faces, armorial bearings, etc.
As for Porthos, he dreamed that the panels of his carriage were not capacious enough to contain the armorial bearings he had ordered to be painted on them.
A carriage and four splendid horses, covered with armorial bearings, however, awaited us at Mudbury, four miles from Queen's Crawley, and we made our entrance to the baronet's park in state.
It was spacious enough in all conscience, occupying the whole depth of the house, and having at either end a great bay window, as large as many modern rooms; in which some few panes of stained glass, emblazoned with fragments of armorial bearings, though cracked, and patched, and shattered, yet remained; attesting, by their presence, that the former owner had made the very light subservient to his state, and pressed the sun itself into his list of flatterers; bidding it, when it shone into his chamber, reflect the badges of his ancient family, and take new hues and colours from their pride.
Such is the assemblage of armorial bearings on coach panels that the Herald's College might be supposed to have lost its father and mother at a blow.
Standish, the old lawyer, who had been so long concerned with the landed gentry that he had become landed himself, and used that oath in a deep-mouthed manner as a sort of armorial bearings, stamping the speech of a man who held a good position.
On one of them, which was a fringed scarf for a dress of ceremony, I saw the armorial bearings of a Noble, and the letter E.
Giovanni, who had but a scanty supply of gold ducats in his pocket, took lodgings in a high and gloomy chamber of an old edifice which looked not unworthy to have been the palace of a Paduan noble, and which, in fact, exhibited over its entrance the armorial bearings of a family long since extinct.
Urban armorial bearing, is represented by the names of animals, flowers, birds, and cities, and includes emblems, demonstrating solemnity and glory.
Above a decorated fireplace in the main front bedroom of number eight is a plaster armorial bearing of the Worshipful Company of Brewers, a London Livery company.
200 YEARS AGO: Notice is hereby given that Armorial Bearing Certificates, for the year commencing June 25 1800 and ending June 24 1801, may be had at the Stamp Office, Lichfield, and at the offices of the subdistributors in Wolverhampton, Walsall, Burton on Trent and Rugeley.