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bla·zon

 (blā′zən)
tr.v. bla·zoned, bla·zon·ing, bla·zons
1. Heraldry
a. To describe (a coat of arms) in proper terms.
b. To paint or depict (a coat of arms) with accurate detail.
2. To adorn or embellish with or as if with a coat of arms: "the stars and moons and suns blazoned on that sacred wall" (G.K. Chesterton).
3. To proclaim widely.
n.
1. Heraldry
a. A coat of arms.
b. The description or representation of a coat of arms.
2. An ostentatious display.

[Probably from Middle English blasoun, shield, from Old French blason.]

bla′zon·er n.
bla′zon·ment n.
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Vickers shows the ubiquity of woodcuts used in these books; one, presenting the painter Zeuxis collating the best parts of the world's most beautiful females on canvas to portray Helen of Troy, moved from Du Pre's 1531 edition of The Romance of the Rose to Sergent's Hecatomphile and then to his 1541 edition of Controverses des sexes masculins et feminins, but not before it appeared in the new Les blasons domestiques published in 1539 by Gilles Corrozet--who used the woodcut to blast its earlier users in a moral castigation titled "Against the blazoners of body parts.