"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.--the work of several generations of imprisoned students; and a narrow wooden bedstead with a villainous straw mattress, but no sheets, pillows, blankets, or coverlets--for these the student must furnish at his own cost if he wants them.
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.
de Blacas, I must change your armorial bearings
; I will give you an eagle with outstretched wings, holding in its claws a prey which tries in vain to escape, and bearing this device -- Tenax."
We possess no pedigrees or armorial bearings
; and we have to discover and trace the many diverging lines of descent in our natural genealogies, by characters of any kind which have long been inherited.
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.